Free open source software is a major component of CX’s secret cloud sauce. We depend on many projects, such as MySQL, Linux/Ubuntu, Python, Ruby/Rails, Scala and Git. People all over the world have generously shared with others their hard work. More than just sharing the finished product, they release the source code and allow anyone to make their own changes to the code and make it do anything they want.
The open source ecosystem is a critical reason why startups such as CX can deliver high-quality products. We get access to industrial-grade software and don’t have to pay any licensing costs. On top of that, we have the ability to look at the code for the software and have the ability and freedom to change it however we like to suit our business needs. (more…)