As a clear advocate of Open Source software, we live and breathe “Open Source” in our company. This also means that we support our employees, who often collaborate in numerous Open Source projects, in their private and volunteer work. Our colleagues are therefore able to carry out parts of this Open Source work during working hours. Our work for our customers naturally always takes priority.
Besides this, as an employer, credativ® also enables participation in international Open Source events and conferences at which our employees are often well represented. Many of our employees are globally sought-after Open Source experts, including as “speakers”.
Understanding, applying, and developing Open Source
As a sponsor and active member of the international Linux Foundation, credativ® also supports a wide range of regular Open Source events as well as various Open Source projects and organizations. Since 2013 alone, over 40 different events have been supported by credativ®. Among other things, the focus here lies on exchanging ideas and the development of efficient Open Source software, as well as overcoming obstacles and making the technology accessible to everyone.
We are constantly developing (ourselves) for and with customers
Many of our customers also support our work within the Open Source community by allowing their commissioned Open Source changes to flow back into the community. This is something that we particularly appreciate!
Besides our general activities in the international Open Source scene, we also develop our own Open Source projects, which are available worldwide and free of charge under a very liberal Open Source license. We are developing our most recent and extremely successful project under the project name “Elephant Shed”, which offers a complete PostgreSQL database environment that includes all the tools necessary for operation.
We strengthen the new generation of Open Source experts
As an award-winning Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) training organization and a close partner of the Hochschule Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, we ensure the development of the necessary junior talent and constantly train new, motivated Open Source experts, many of whom then go on to work at credativ®.
As you can see, we really contribute a lot to the further development of the latest, even more powerful Open Source software! We understand the principle of Open Source software – we don’t just use the software, we also help develop it!
Do you have any questions or would like to know more? We would naturally also be pleased to provide advice that is tailored to your specific needs!
Find out more about our FOSS Contribution Policy.