Operate First rationale
Operate First rationale#
Open source removed access to software as a limiting factor for businesses and individuals… and we believe that was a good thing!
That access has led to the ever-growing complexity of software stacks… and that presents an operational capacity challenge.
This has led to cloud computing as the dominant operational paradigm of IT… and with that comes the challenge of operating efficiently and effectively.
Proprietary services based on open source are trying to meet this challenge, but they’re doing so in a way that undermines the open source model itself.
To meet the challenge of operating complex software stacks in a cloud, continue the open source model, and best meet users’ needs, application developers must:
Develop a practical understanding of what it means to put their software into operations.
Integrate operational logic into the software itself.