With similar agendas and challenges, there’s more in common with these models than you think

How are the open source and software as a service movements related? The open source movement has been a pivotal part of the emergence and evolution of the SaaS marketplace in a number of ways. First, open source technologies are key components in the enablement stack of SaaS solutions. They’re especially important because one of the primary appeals of SaaS is its low-cost, pay-as-you-go pricing model. This means that a SaaS provider has to do all it can to economize on infrastructure to support those applications, and open source is a way to do that.

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