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.