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Why Open-source?

Open-source is just a wonderful thing 😍

In Tolgee, we decided to follow the open-source model, and we believe that it is the best to widely distribute the tool. Developers usually prefer open-source solutions, and it is for sure a smart decision for many reasons. That’s also why today open‑source software is growing more popular and widespread all over the IT world. 🌐

However, not everything is for free, even when it comes to open‑source software. 💸 Tolgee is free to run on your own infrastructure, or you can pay us for cloud storage, computing power, and maintenance of the system. Believe it or not, even with these expenses, our open‑source solution is way cheaper than other closed‑source alternatives.

We make no secrets about our plan to build a good business with Tolgee. With an open‑source business model, we believe we can bring high value to companies and to individuals and have a well‑running company at the same time. 💜 In an ideal world, companies could create great localized products without being restricted to a single vendor.

Tolgee is not all‑powerful. Not yet, anyway. 😜 But with the power of the community, we can collaborate on new integrations and features together, making Tolgee accessible to many more users and clearing the way for them for easy localization of their projects.

So what are Tolgee’s revenue streams?

We’re planning multiple ways for how to cover the developing cost of the Tolgee tool. In the near future, it would primarily be:

👨‍💻 Software as a Service ‑ Firstly, paying for the cloud system hosted by Tolgee will save time for developers maintaining the system and make the whole process more comfortable.

🛒 Marketplace of translators ‑ We plan to create a place where you can find IT‑experienced translators to translate your projects fast.