Open Source

We ❤ Open-Source

Our strong commitment to open source software freedoms mean we release most of our projects to the world.

You are free to adapt, extend and customise. Build upon our best-of-breed open source products to create innovative solutions for your specific context. Contact our Partners for customised development options and integration services.We believe in enabling organisations, large and small, to reap the benefits of high-end business tools for IoT for a much lower investment.

Firstly, as part of our service offering we regularly commission penetration testing from independent software security specialists. Plus our own expert team is constantly testing and enhancing the software. On top of all that, your own organisation or your technology partner can review the code against your internal policies and standards.

Open source software can be tailored to your needs: you aren't dependent on a single vendor's idea of what its customers' needs are. Totara Partners around the world can support your requirements and customise the platform for specific requirements.

Aggressive patent and copyright enforcement are inflicting damage on real openness and community-driven software development. And in desperate pursuit of revenue, both independent ISVs and big software players can make it hard to distinguish between demo versions and open source distributions.So why do we still love open source? Because, more than ever, it's the epicenter of software innovation.


One of the best ways to see the success of the open source philosophy is to pick up a cellphone. If you happen to grab an Android phone -- the most popular in the smartphone class -- you'll have a device running a package built by Google and sitting on top of Linux. Almost all of the source code in the stack is released under a generous open source license.

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World Domination

The success of open source is so huge that Linus Torvalds has stopped kidding about it. "I don't say world domination anymore," Torvalds remarked at LinuxCon Japan this year. "It was funny 15 years ago because it was so obviously a joke. For the last 10 years it's not been so much a joke anymore, so it's no longer funny, so I stopped saying it."