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An open source Success Story

TL;DR: Contributing to open source can be frustrating as the consensus needed for code to align to the project vision is often out of scope for many companies. This post dives deep into the obstacles and wins of two contributors from different companies working together to add the same proprietary connector. It's both inspiring and carries many lessons to bring along as you venture into open source to gain the pearls and avoid the perils.

We’re seeing open source usher in a challenge to the economic model where the success metric is increasing the commonwealth of economic capital. This acceleration comes from playing positive-sum games with friends online and avoiding limiting a community to a vision that only benefits a small number of corporations or individuals. It’s hard to imagine how to embed such frameworks within our current zero-sum winner-takes-all economic system.


TL;DR: The Hive connector is what you use in Trino for reading data from object storage that is organized according to the rules laid out by Hive, without using the Hive runtime code.