Weather Company CIO: 5 reasons why I believe in open source

The Weather Company, which oversees such brands as The Weather Channel and weather.com, has been a major adopter of open source software, deploying an open source big data analytics system for its operations. Given the company’s penchant for open source software, Weather Company CIO Bryson Koehler says he is often asked why there’s value in taking the open source route to solve its business challenges. Koehler outlines five reasons why he believes in open source, addressing some of the risks he hears from peers: “With open source software you have more eyeballs on an application, more people to find and fix problems, and more people to check resolutions to those problems for their validity.”