BOSS has been providing professional services to businesses and organisations in the Birmingham area and worldwide for over 10 years. Focusing on software products released under FLOSS (Free/Libre/Open Source Software) licenses, the resulting solutions have proven their performance, reliability and sustainability.
Why Open Source?
We believe that Open Source software is a powerful force that organisations can use and support to create high quality systems. The availability of the source code and permissive licenses allow for unparalleled levels of customisation and enhancement, and allows an open market of developers to do the work.
Open source software is usually released under a ‘free’ license such as the GPL or BSD licence. These licenses are designed to provide freedom to end-users of the software, allowing them to use the software as they see fit (‘free’ as in ‘freedom’). As a result, software license compliance checking for organisations becomes vastly simpler – there is no longer any need to check that the right number of licenses have been purchased for a piece of software, as these ‘free’ licenses place no such restrictions.
Why Birmingham Open Source Solutions?
Our products and services are like our website – simple, clear, adhering to standards. We don’t believe in vendor lock-in. We don’t believe in proprietary formats. We do believe in openness.