Open source heavyweight Red Hat has released the source code for OpenShift, its platform as a service (PaaS) for Java, PHP, Python, Perl and Ruby applications. That means developers can now move their OpenShift projects to their own infrastructure if they want. Until now, OpenShift was only available through Amazon Web Services.
The move is emblematic of Red Hat’s belief that the cloud should be open. “The cloud in general, and IaaS and PaaS implementations specifically, should not be vehicles that promote vendor lock-in, nor should they be under the control or ‘guidance’ of vendors,” said Red Hat’s Jim Jagielski. “For the cloud to remain open and vibrant, implementations should be truly open, not only in license, but in governance.”