SAN FRANCISCO, January 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — DevOps teams looking for a world-class continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform now have an open-source, in-source option available in the Harness CI/CD platform. The company today announced the opening of the CD component of its DevOps platform, which is now free and accessible under a source-available license, in addition to its CI platform, which is already available under a license open-source.
100% of the Harness CI/CD source code is now available in public repositories free of charge. Users can now quickly and easily get started with Harness CI/CD to create an agile software delivery solution with no licensing or usage fees. Scaling to additional enterprise features and SaaS plans is an easy upgrade path.
“We’ve opened up our source code and product roadmaps to the community to simplify adoption for teams who want a globally adopted, class-leading CD platform, one with powered intelligence by AI that automates deployments and rollbacks so they can reclaim their nights and weekends,” mentioned Jyoti Bansal, founder and CEO of Harness.
With today’s announcement, Harness is opening its CD service in a community edition under the free, source-accessible Polyform Shield license. This user-centric licensing choice gives Harness users free and open access to the code, including the right to use, modify, and distribute, but not to use it to launch a competitive bid.
Harness CD Community Edition joins Harness CI Community Edition (formerly known as Drone Open Source), the massively popular open source CI solution available in the cloud under the Apache 2.0 license.
The move comes at a time of rapid growth at Harness. The company now has over 500 employees and continues to add business users of its CI/CD platform, as well as individual services to its product portfolio.
“Currently, the market tends to view software licenses in a binary way, as open source or proprietary, attaching some stigma to licenses available at source,” said Steve O’Grady, principal analyst at Redmonk. “This is unfortunate and short-sighted, because the licenses available at source are a legitimate alternative to both. The problem with these licenses is not that they are not open source, but rather that they are periodically presented as such by parties without regard to industry-standard definitions.Although materially distinct from open source and not granting the same scope of permissions, source-available licenses may nonetheless offer tangible benefits to users Harness’ decision to be clear about the different licenses applied to its CD and CI components is therefore welcome.”
About the harness
Harness is the only end-to-end platform for complete software delivery. It offers engineering and DevOps teams an easy, safe, and secure way to launch applications into production. Harness uses machine learning to detect the quality of deployments and automatically roll back failed ones, saving time and reducing the need for custom scripts and manual monitoring, allowing engineers to recoup their weekends. ends. The harness is based on San Francisco.