Eric Brewer

Google Fellow and Professor at Google and UC Berkeley


Open Source Security: The World Needs Our Help

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Open-source software has become critical to the infrastructure of daily life. Despite this vaunted role, the "free" aspects of open source that make it easy to consume also make it hard to support well. To really address the ongoing challenges, especially around security, we need to collectively invest in a sustainable support model that includes funding from the many beneficiaries. This is not an easy path, but we collectively support all kind of critical infrastructure today, including electricity, roads, water and communications, all of which make use of software.


At Berkeley: Pioneer in cloud computing, including cluster-based Internet services and the CAP Theorem. At Google, led the rise of Kubernetes and new leading open-source security and the OpenSSF.