PQ Show 18 – Bits is Bits-Cisco’s Michael Enescu On Open Source & Neutrality – Sponsored

Cisco contributes quite a bit of code to the open source world, and Michael Enescu, CTO for Open Source Initiatives, is just the guy to tell the Packet Pushers audience about it. In this discussion with hosts Ethan Banks and Greg Ferro, Michael discusses the what, why and how of Cisco’s open source efforts.

What We Discuss

  • The difference between “open source” and “open standards”.
  • The open source initiatives Cisco is involved with (Linux kernel, Quantum, OpenStack, etc.)
  • How Cisco functions internally when dealing with open source projects.
  • The benefits Cisco customers receive due to Cisco’s open source involvement.
  • Cisco’s track record of openness.


The Yang of Open Standards, The Yin of Open Source

Ethan Banks
Ethan Banks, CCIE #20655, has been managing networks for higher ed, government, financials and high tech since 1995. Ethan co-hosts the Packet Pushers Podcast, which has seen over 3M downloads and reaches over 10K listeners. With whatever time is left, Ethan writes for fun & profit, studies for certifications, and enjoys science fiction. @ecbanks
Ethan Banks
Ethan Banks
  • http://twitter.com/metaip Allen Baylis

    Opensource and Cisco System should not be used in the same sentence . Cisco Systems = Close proprietary systems

    • http://packetpushers.net/author/ecbanks Ethan Banks

      Allen, with all due respect, did you listen to this podcast? Are there specific things Michael said that you have an issue with? Or are you just making a categorical, philosophical argument along the lines of “all software should be free”?

  • http://twitter.com/shamsway Matt Elliott

    Anyone else think this guy sounds like Captain Koons? Not a bad thing, just kind of funny.