Open Source in the Enterprise book in 4 languages, cover images.

During my keynote at O’Reilly Media’s Open Source Conference (OSCON) in July, 2018, I had the pleasure of announcing a new book, Open Source in the Enterprise.  A collaboration between O’Reilly Media and AWS, this book is intended to empower enterprises with open source best practices. Our hope was to help the reader gain the many benefits of open source software and its innovative, collaborative development process.

Although I wrote this guide with a single co-author, Andy Oram, it embodied the open source wisdom of crowds and drew insights from many reviewers. The book is for anyone who wants to learn more about consuming open source code, effective collaboration with communities, or how to engage so that your contributions are accepted. We packed it with insights into the culture, values, and benefits of open source software development. The book can assist decision makers, code developers, and everyone who works with them on projects touched by software.

Over the past year, the book has been shared with customers globally in many forums: AWS Summits, re:Invent, and open source software conferences including All Things Open and O’Reilly Media’s Software Architecture. If you missed getting a copy, you’ll find the English language pdf here. Now, AWS is offering four translations to spread these insights still further and more deeply into organizations worldwide.

We all live in a connected world, and no human endeavor reflects that development more than the open source movement. It crosses borders, enables global collaboration, and helps millions globally to build new futures. In that spirit, we’ve translated and are distributing “Open Source in the Enterprise” in Simplified Chinese, French, Korean, and Spanish. The book content is available under a Creative Commons 4.0. License. In addition to the English-language version, all four translations are free for download at

If you are at the AWS Summit, June 20, or KubeCon, CloudNativeCon China, June 25, both located in Shanghai, look out for the print version of the book at the AWS booth.

We’d love to hear of any topics in the book you’d like to learn more about, via [email protected]. And we welcome both feedback and input. Help us share and build on our collective open source knowledge to support the global community. Also let us know what other languages would be well served by a translation, so we can add those to our list.

from AWS Open Source Blog