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SaaS’ future will be open sourced


Over the course of the last decade or so, open source changed dramatically. What was once mostly a philosophical discussion about cathedrals, bazaars and the evils of Microsoft — which in turn lead to the people building compilers and the likes of the Linux kernel — became the de facto standard for how even traditional enterprises build modern software in the open. With that came new business models that now range from selling professional services for open source users to adding proprietary paid extensions with additional “enterprise” features and, increasingly, launching fully managed hosted SaaS versions of open source products.
Unsurprisingly, …

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