Based in Canada, stacklogic is a blog by passionate canadian technologists. our posts explore modern data center technology through deep dive explorations and practical hands-on experience.'s 2017 Open Source Yearbook

This is a cool thing that has been doing since 2015. It's a "Yearbook" and the idea is it's a catalogue of trends and movements in the OSS community. I jumped straight to the article by Charity Majors titled "Ops: It’s everyone’s job now". I love this quote from her piece:

"Distributed systems are never “up;” they exist in a constant state of partially degraded service."

I still talk to a lot of customers that still apply old design patterns to new infrastructure tools. I'm always on the lookout for good quotes, analogies and examples to use in my conversations to help folks step outside the box for a minute and consider problems from a different angle. The next time I'm asked about active-active/active-passive infrastructure design patterns, I'm definitely trotting this quote out.

There's a lot of great stuff in the 2017 Open Source Yearbook, check it out! You can find it here.

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