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We believe the future is Open

Open source, open protocols and open standards are better for the industry and better for developers. Which is why, although Ably is a commercial organisation, we’re fully committed to embracing and supporting the open movement.

Open protocols

We believe that platform interoperability and open protocol support is better for our customers; because integration in simpler and technology lock-in is minimized.

That’s why we support open messaging protocols such as MQTT and AMQP with our protocol adapters , and we provide connectors as part of our Reactor service to stream data into every imaginable open source or proprietary cloud based messaging and serverless platform.


Open source software

Ably relies on open source software to deliver our platform, and we make every effort to continuously contribute back to the wider realtime community.

All our client libraries are open source, and the Ably team continually contributes patches back to the software we use, and also maintains a number of projects.


Open standards

As the industry progresses with standards around how machines communicate with machines, the complexity for developers is reduced, and more innovation can emerge. We hope we can play an important role in helping the wider community meet these changing challenges. We’re an OpenAPI board member, and we’re official contributors to the upcoming AsyncAPI project. We’re also supporters and members of the Linux Foundation.

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