Open Source Culture and Development at Oath

James Couball and Ashley Wolf share their experience with a massive Continuous Delivery initiative at Oath Inc. – a division of Verizon composed of Yahoo, AOL, and HuffPost. Thousands of systems not doing CD were involved, which was a great forcing function for implementing best practices for technical excellence. Over the years of using an open source approach and mindset to development, they stumbled on inner source, which applies source principles of code (collaboration, sharing, transparency, etc.) to business practices. Says Wolf, “We didn’t try to make inner source, we tried to make better engineering,” and inner source helped greatly with that. Couball provides example practices and stories from the trenches, both championing the importance of culture.

Accenture | SolutionsIQ’s Greg Bledsoe hosts at the DevOps Enterprise Summit 2018 in Las Vegas.