Open source is essential, not just for Cisco, but for all companies, as Lauren Cooney says. "It's critical that companies have an open source strategy," she said. "If they don't have one, they need one fast."
Ones to watch: Influential women in open source
Don't let the technology gender gap fool you; there are many outstanding women in open source. Cisco's own Lauren Cooney is featured as one of the main drivers behind Open Source.
A Bigger Helping Of Internet Please!
"Holy Sh*t, that’s fast and feature rich" is the most common response we’ve heard from folks that have looked at some new code made available in OpenSource. A few weeks back, the Linux Foundation launched a Collaborative Project called FD.io ("fido").
Strength Comes from Community
Cisco recognizes that Open Source communities are innovation centers where the world’s greatest minds come together to work towards a common goal. Open Source technologies and the communities behind them are where much of this innovation is being driven from today.
We contribute to Open Source through thought leadership, code contributions and financial support to the non-profit foundations behind them.