Software Evaluation

Component Evaluation

As we build a complete infrastructure stack, there will be competing options on which software to choose. This document seeks to put a general framework on what things we should value and stay away from.

Easy to sell

This is a business, and selling is important. Choose software that we can sell because there’s a demand. That also means that everything needs to have a license that we can use.

  • Apache 2
  • MIT
  • BSD
  • Copyleft
  • Unlicense

Able to scale

Batteries Included provides a platform and services that scale up and down. Our expertise is distilled knowledge into the platform providing powerful answers for most clients’ questions.

Great Technical Base

It’s better to pick software that’s already on a sound solid technical footing with fewer features rather than try and shore up a rotten but featureful alternative.