Jetstream is now a source available project! I have wanted to open up the project for quite some time, but there were a lot of decisions to be made and a lot of tedious work to be completed - but here we are!
I have always wanted to grow a business around Jetstream, but it just never came together and I have always focused on the project on the side and never took the big leap of faith it would take to quit my day job and try to start a business. In addition, I never found the perfect partner to help make it a reality.
Going source available and letting the project grow with community input and interaction felt like good second option to me for a few reasons:
I hope that the user community can be more involved in the product
There are some really interesting problems that I had to solve in the codebase which may be useful for other Salesforce developers
Funding. This might be a long shot, but I have paid thousands of dollars out of my pocket to keep the project alive and going. I know that a lot of users and companies out there get a lot of value, so I am hoping that a few might contribute a little bit to keep the lights on
Sponsors and donations can be made from GitHub Sponsors (not yet live at the time of writing)
If money does come in, then I would love to spend time on getting SOC1/2 compliant, deploy the application globally to address GDPR, and potentially include enterprise features such as SAML and teams (all these things are very expensive!)
Many would-be users expressed concern about have proof of the security of the product. In moving source available, there are more possibilities.
Users can audit the code
Users can run the code locally, in which case all data stays between the user's computer and Salesforce - nothing ever leaving
Aside from everything above, there is a Desktop version of Jetstream in the works. This will be a great option for folks that don't want their encrypted-at-rest oauth2 tokens stored on the Jetstream server.
You tell me! Start a Discussion on Github, open issues, create a pull request - we would love to have you!