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IDG Contributor Network: At DockerCon, another one of those PR fail stories

Sometimes things get in the way of common sense and people inadvertently make bad decisions. But sometimes those bad decisions are an indication of core structural problems.

I’ve been thinking about that distinction recently in light of a somewhat unfortunate situation that occurred at the recent DockerCon event. Rather than replay the detail, I’ll simply insert a screen capture from noted cloud thought leader Reuven Cohen, detailing what occurred at the event.

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Now there is a peripheral — but relevant — situation to take note of here. Docker is a business that was set up to commercialize the eponymously named Docker open source containerization project. Docker Inc. gained huge funding and massive hype on all levels and, as it did so, a steadily increasing murmur wondering if it was really going to be able to both develop an ecosystem AND justify its incredible valuation.

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