Open Source Services#

Open Source Services is an initiative to bring true open source principles to software as a service (SaaS).


  • The challenge of creating an open source SaaS offering is in opening it up to contributions by users (converting users to contributors).

  • Meeting this challenges requires another perspective on the deployment model:

    • Services can be shared by users and versions.

    • The entry barrier to make changes is lower.

This is not contradictory to the Operate First concept, but an extension to it.

Services that incubate in the Operate First Cloud can ultimately become either:

  • An upstream for an enterprise service

  • The host of the community shard of a single service