Open source is powerful, and Scaleway has deep roots in this large community. So we wanted to shed a light on some of the best open source projects that could help you build your startup entirely from open source projects. You can also find on Scaleway's github what we are currently working on - such as Scaleway UI.

🌏 Open source CMS & web tools

  • Strapi - Node.js Headless CMS to build customisable APIs
  • Builder - Drag and drop page builder and CMS
  • Plasmic - The headless page builder for singe-page frameworks
  • Directus - Open Data Platform for instantly turning any SQL database into an API and beautiful no-code app
  • Webiny - Enterprise serverless CMS
  • Hoppscotch - API development ecosystem to help create requests faster, saving precious time on development
  • Keycloak - User authentication and session management framework
  • Appwrite - Backend server with REST APIs to manage core backend needs
  • Supabase - The alternative to Firebase to create a backend in two minutes
  • Nextcloud - Self-hosted collaboration solution


📊 Infrastructure, analytics & observability

  • Netbox - Infrastructure resource modeling application designed to empower network automation. We used it this way at Scaleway
  • Signoz - Open-source APM to monitor applications & troubleshoot problems
  • Grafana - Open source analytics & monitoring solution for every database
  • Sentry - Application monitoring and error tracking software
  • Plausible - Analytics tool you can use to check web traffic. It is a simple, lightweight and privacy-friendly Google Analytics alternative
  • Preset - Modern BI platform powered by Apache Superset
  • Matomo - Google Analytics alternative that protects your data and your customers' privacy
  • PostHog - Product analytics platform
  • Prometheus - Monitoring system with a dimensional data model, flexible query language, efficient time series database and modern alerting approach


📈 Customer Engagement and data platform

  • Odoo - Business apps that cover all your company needs: CRM, eCommerce, accounting, inventory, point of sale, project management, etc.
  • Rudderstack - All your customer data pipelines in one platform
  • Chatwoot - Live chat widget
  • Jitsu - Fully-scriptable data ingestion engine for modern data teams
  • Rudderstack - Customer data platform for developers

🛡 Cybersecurity

  • CloudQuery - Assess, audit, and evaluate the configurations of your cloud assets
  • CrowdSec - Collaborative IPS able to analyze visitor behavior and to provide an adapted response to all kinds of attacks
  • Firezone - VPN Server & Firewall for teams
  • Gravitl - WireGuard virtual networking platform (VPN)
  • Nikto - Web server scanner which performs comprehensive tests against web servers for multiple items
  • Wireshark - network protocol analyzer to see what's happening on your network at a microscopic level

🛠Tools: design, project management, etc

  • Penpot - Design & prototyping platform, open source alternative to Figma
  • Budibase - Low-code platform for internal tools
  • Modulz - Code-based tool for designing and prototyping, open source alternative to Figma
  • Gimp - A powerful open source photo and image editing tool
  • Jitsi - Video conferences platform and SDK. Learn here how to setup Jitsi on Scaleway
  • BigBluebutton - Virtual classroom software that can be used for remote meeting or events. Learn here how to setup BigBlueButton on Scaleway  
  • OpenProject - Project management software. Efficient classic, agile or hybrid project management in a secure environment
  • Focalboard - Alternative to Trello, Notion, and Asana - helps software development team stay aligned to complete tasks, reach milestones, and achieve goals
  • Mattermost - secure, open source platform for communication, collaboration, and workflow orchestration across tools and teams
  • Renovate - Get automated Pull Requests to update your dependencies
  • Libreoffice - Office and productivity suite
  • Gitlab - end-to-end software development platform with built-in version control, issue tracking, code review and CI/CD
  • Taiga.io - Easy and intuitive open source project management software for agile teams. Kanban or scrum.

You can even self-install them on Scaleway!

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