In this interview, Dirk Hohndel VP and chief open source officer at VMware talks about the current state of America – the racial injustice; how companies like Facebook are failing to contain the spread of misinformation; how tech companies are responding to the Black Lives Matter movement; how restricting immigrants will impact the technologies we are building and whether open source companies should sell their technologies to agencies like ICE. It was a very uncomfortable but important discussion. I am grateful to Hohndel for answering all of my questions.
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