Key to all successful open source platforms



Based on the reality that, the large number of extensions bundled in combination with each other can cause a combinatorial explosion of possible versions, lack of interoperability and issues, Key to all successful open source platforms is their ability to add features and integrate with third-party tools and solutions, through extensions.

Therefore, open source software vendors combine a curated list of fully-tested and interoperable extensions, providing a stable runtime environment as well as a safe migration path to future versions of that distribution.

Examples include Red Hat (RHEL/Fedora and JBoss/Wildfly), Acquia (Drupal), Mulesoft (Mule ESB), Hortonworks (Hadoop), and CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise distribution.