Chef, one of the leading DevOps companies announced from here on out it would be developing all of its software as open source under the Apache 2.0 license and revealing a new supported platform called the Enterprise Automation Stack.
Chef is revamping its development, platforms, and go-to-market strategy that will see the DevOps player more tightly embrace the open source ecosystem. n front of next month’s ChefConf in Seattle, Chef has announced a major refinement to its business model. Affirming and clarifying its commitment to open source business models, Chef will now and in the future release all of its software as open source.
Chef has always been at the forefront of the DevOps movement with its namesake open-source Chef project. Not all of Chef’s platforms, however, have been open-source, with some available under commercial proprietary licenses also.
“When looking at foundations and the shape of open-source, a big issue is deciding who controls and builds the upstream asset. As soon as you put software into a foundation, the foundation controls the asset,” Adam Jacob, co-founder and CTO of Chef, told eWEEK. “One of the things that we’re doing is aligning our own commercial interests with our interest in being the upstream that provides the project.”
Now coming onto, Chef Enterprise Automation Stack; the new Chef Enterprise Automation Stack takes Chef’s product portfolio and creates a new integrated open-source stack for DevOps workflows. With DevOps, the basic idea is to enable developers and operations to work together in a more streamlined approach than having siloed activities.
“We’re going to continue to drive the product strategy forward on trying to make it easier and simpler for customers to adopt our technology,” Scobie said. “We want to help enterprises achieve the automation velocity they need to get to in order to stay competitive.”