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Jan
17
Is AWS the meteor that kills OSS companies?

Is AWS the meteor that kills OSS companies?

Elastic changed the license for Elasticsearch from Apache 2.0 to SSPL. They are following the lead from other similar
6 min read
Jan
17
Why I dislike Elastic's license change

Why I dislike Elastic's license change

Elastic changed the Elasticsearch license from Apache 2.0 to SSPL. I am not a fan of the decision. This
3 min read
Jan
02
Engineering should talk to sales (A story of Grafana Labs)

Engineering should talk to sales (A story of Grafana Labs)

That title is a little extreme and not at all what a typical engineer wants to hear, but bear with
6 min read
Dec
10
Yes, we're hiring.

Yes, we're hiring.

So we're constantly hiring and growing across the company but also in my team. My team works on the OSS
3 min read
Oct
27
Tempo: A game of trade-offs

Tempo: A game of trade-offs

About 2 years ago, I wrote a long post about why we built Loki and the tradeoffs we made. Now,
10 min read
Oct
25
Yoloriding, Why I ride

Yoloriding, Why I ride

It's more than exercise So my mom is always frustrated that I take it far too seriously and push myself
7 min read
Oct
25
Yoloriding, the story

Yoloriding, the story

So I like to bike. I like it a lot. According to my parents, I do it waaaay too much,
6 min read
Sep
06
Friends, lets slow down and take breaks

Friends, lets slow down and take breaks

I am writing this post for my Indian friends in particular, but this is applicable for anyone, you just might
13 min read
Aug
27
Thoughts on COSS companies

Thoughts on COSS companies

So I have been doing open-source for a little while now. I've actually learnt how to code by contributing to
10 min read
Aug
27
My first re-org

My first re-org

So recently, at Grafana Labs, we had a re-org of the R&D department! People might look at that negatively
5 min read