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Docker Founder Talks of Open-Source Lessons Learned

“We basically knew nothing about open source when we started, and along the way, we have learned,” Hykes said.

The first key lesson that Hykes learned is that saying “no” is temporary, but saying “yes” is forever.  What that means is whenever an open-source project is asked to add something and is in doubt about whether it should be added, the project should say “no,” Hykes said. “Once you say yes, you can never take that back.