Yesterday we silently let slip that we’re open sourcing Firebase. It is a major change of direction and we are very excited about the whole thing.

So Firebase, which has been under a closed proprietary licens only so far, will now be split into three distinct versions:

  • Firebase Community Edition – Open source under the AGPL license. This version is a single server only version, but is otherwise feature complete.
  • Firebase Standard Edition¬† – A proprietary license version of the cummunity edition. Still a single server only version but under a proprietary licens.
  • Firebase Enterprise Edition – All the bells and whistles of the current Firebase version. This includes transparent clustering, fail-over safety, rolling cluster updates, unlimited scalability and so on.

Confusing? Stay tuned, over the next couple of days and weeks I’ll post the details here. Exciting times ahead!