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Amazon Has Gone From Neutral Platform to Cutthroat Competitor, Say Open Source Developers

Community leaders say AWS increasingly poses an existential threat

AWS is striking at the Achilles’ heel of open source: lifting the work of others, and renting access to it.

“Companies have gone from regarding cloud providers like Amazon, Google or Microsoft as not even worth mentioning as competition to dreadful, existential threat.”

Observers of the clash between AWS and open source worry that the room for further innovation may be rapidly shrinking.

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