Open Source Edition

For mid-sized arts organizations, entrepreneurial
go-getters, data geeks, and web software nerds.

Make It Yours Open Source Edition is the core code of the app downloadable for free and ready for you to roll up your sleeves and build a custom management system for your arts business. The OSE framework gives software developers a base from which they can add features, integrate with other apps, and much more!

Available Now

Version 1.2 includes tools for memberships, subscriptions, and better patron tracking. Everything from 1.1.0 is still there including ticketing, discount codes, fundraising, and constituent management. As we create new features for the hosted software, we’ll share them in the open source edition updates too. (See what features are coming on our roadmap. In the meantime, we hope you’ll share any new features you build with us and other users.

Giving It Away

Some arts businesses know exactly what they need and the best thing we can do is get out of their way. Sharing our software code lets us all learn from organizations like that. Open sourcing our code is also a highly transparent process that engages distributed peer review which we believe will lead to better quality code, increased reliability, greater flexibility, a lower total cost of ownership, and freedom from predatory vendor lock-in. Open Source Edition (and her predecessor, ATHENA) have been generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Kresge Foundation. (Thank you!) OSE is licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License