SD TIMES: Servoy’s Web Platform Goes Open Source

European Web platform company, Servoy, announced that it will release its core libraries under the Affero General Public License (AGPL). Those libraries provide Java functions in a JavaScript-accessible Web layer.

Jan Aleman, CEO of Servoy, said his company’s Web platform mixes the best of both worlds. “We’ve found a good mix of not being too runtime-oriented and not being too build-oriented. We don’t generate Java code. Servoy uses a library of native Java code that has already been built maps against those classes,” he said.

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Jan Aleman Quoted in SD TIMES Article

Jan Aleman discusses escrow in a recent SD TIMES article.

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But when a successful SaaS provider is acquired by a larger company, the results can also cause software or services to vanish.

Jan Aleman, CEO of SaaS provider Servoy, said that “if you have 100 customers paying US$5 a month for the product, then you’re in a different situation. Whoever is cleaning up the leftovers may say, ‘This revenue stream is so low, we’ll let it collapse and be done with it.’”