Open Source strategy

We don't just talk about Open Source, we live it too. For that reason, all of the products we develop are 100% Open Source.

After all, the advantages of Open Source software over proprietary software are clear: Publishing the source code makes it possible for everyone to view the software and understand how the software can be modified, further developed and made available to third parties.

We are convinced that Open Source software guarantees higher quality as not only the developers themselves can identify and resolve errors. This openness also ensures faster innovation cycles, as new ideas from the most varied of areas can be implemented in the products. In addition, the scalability of Open Source software guarantees high flexibility and cost-efficiency.

For this reason, our products are based on existing Open Source software, with a core developed by professional developers from a wide range of organisations, instead of trying to develop everything from scratch ourselves. This is exactly what makes our products so cost-efficient and sustainable, as you are not bound to any one manufacturer.

On top of all these benefits, our customers and partners also need the reliability of a manufacturer who accepts the full responsibility for its products. For this reason, we offer our products with maintenance and support for the complete solution, completely independently of whether we have developed a component ourselves or taken it from an Open Source project.

And because we live Open Source, Univention itself is also an active member of the Open Source community. Developers at Univention are actively involved in the development of a wide range of Open Source projects. To find out more, please visit Open Source Engagement.