Brian Behlendorf: How Hyperledger is Developing Foundational Blockchain Technology

As a lead developer of the Apache webserver and founder of the Apache Software Foundation, Brian Behlendorf has played a central role in building internet architecture. Recently, he became Executive Director of the Hyperledger Project that aims to build foundational blockchain technology in an open-source, collaborative way.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Brian’s role in the development of the Apache server and Apache Software Foundation
  • The flaws in how blockchain software is currently being developed
  • Why blockchain needs a foundation to steer the development of its foundational technology
  • The key lessons from the Apache Software Foundation that inform Hyperledger’s approach
  • Hyperledger’s membership and organizational structure
  • The role of software licenses and why he favors Apache