” In open source, you really have to be near the watershed to have an impact on the source code. Customers want to be near the key contributors to the code, not a level removed. “


” We approached Yahoo and Jerry Yang and said that Hadoop is going to continue to be popular, and as it does, more and more of your team is going to get poached by other companies and come under pressure to leave. This way, you can control your own fate and destiny. “


” Bailing on a company is just something you don’t do. “


” If you don’t have the best product, you’re not going to make it in open-source. “


” The one I have the most angst towards would be YouTube. We had an opportunity to invest, and I just got nervous about the media industry’s response to the unlicensed content on the site. “



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In open source, you really have to be near the watershed to have an impact on the source code. Customers want to be near the key contributors to the code, not a level removed.
We approached Yahoo and Jerry Yang and said that Hadoop is going to continue to be popular, and as it does, more and more of your team is going to get poached by other companies and come under pressure to leave. This way, you can control your own fate and destiny.


Bailing on a company is just something you don
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The one I have the most angst towards would be YouTube. We had an opportunity to invest, and I just got nervous about the media industry
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