Revenera makes it easy to monetize container images
Revenera, a division of Flexera, this week announced the general availability of a platform that makes it easier for developers to monetize container software.
Nicole Segerer, vice president of product and marketing for Revenera, says the Software container delivery The service manages the rights to container images that are typically stored in a repository or registry.
Developers are currently using the Revenera platform to monetize millions of rights and software downloads. The Software Container Delivery service is now extending this capability to container images to allow developers to maximize revenue opportunities, she said.
In addition to providing an audit trail of all revenue generated from these container images, software container delivery helps deliver a better onboarding experience for the end customer, Segerer said, noting that many development teams today rely on a personalized platform to monetize data that is often difficult for end customers to use.
While there is a lot of enthusiasm for open source software, many developers would prefer to be paid for their efforts. Containers allow individual developers or even corporate IT organizations to package code in a way that makes it easier to reuse. However, many developers do not pursue this opportunity because they do not have the means to effectively monetize their development efforts. In some cases, these efforts might only generate enough income to fund what amounts to a hobby. In other cases, however, it could end up generating a significant amount of recurring income, which could prompt more developers to quit their jobs and become entrepreneurs.
Developers, like everyone else, have bills to pay. Contributing to open source projects to gain the admiration of peers only provides a certain motivation. The demand for developers with container expertise is high, but not all developers are looking for a full-time job. Making it easier to monetize their efforts could go a long way in increasing the overall size of the container development community.
Encouraging more developers to acquire container expertise is essential to ensure that the global ecosystem continues to grow and evolve. It is estimated that there are around 4 million developers who have container expertise, out of an enterprise developer community of no less than 20 million who write code using any number of frameworks.
Obviously, a lot of time and effort is spent on increasing the size of the container developer community, including providing free training. While developers can congratulate themselves on these efforts, vendors offering this training would do well to remember that compensation always drives most behaviors – it’s not enough to provide tools and training to developers without at least describing a path that requires time and effort. master the containers that are worth the effort.
After all, most developers are perfectly happy to use the tools and frameworks they are already familiar with to build applications. The challenge is to explain why they should move on in a way that clearly shows how they benefit as well as the end customer.