Open Source at AWS

Amazon is part of the open source community: we've been contributing to hundreds of projects for over a decade. We continue to widen our open source collaboration, increasing code contributions and helping to sustain the overall health of open source. We are committed to working with, supporting, and contributing to new and existing open source projects that provide value to our customers and partners. AWS has always aimed to take technology that was traditionally cost-prohibitive and difficult for many organizations to adopt, and make it accessible to a much broader audience. Open source is just one more way that we seek to make technology more accessible to everyone.

Amazon Keynote by James Gosling (Announcing Corretto)
Adrian Cockcroft interviewed at re:Invent by theCUBE
Firecracker is Now Open Source

Projects & Code

Some Projects We Contribute To

Our Open Source Projects

We have over 1600 projects on GitHub, including:

  • Ace ( Cloud9 Editor)
  • Alexa SDKs
  • Amazon Corretto, a no-cost, multiplatform, production-ready distribution of OpenJDK with long-term support
  • AWS Amplify, a comprehensive library for building sophisticated cloud-powered apps
  • AWS App Mesh, a service mesh to manage service-to-service communication
  • aws-cli, the universal Command Line Interface for Amazon Web Services
  • AWS ParallelCluster, cluster management tool to deploy and manage HPC clusters in the AWS cloud
  • Chalice, a Python Serverless Microframework for AWS
  • Firecracker, secure and fast microVMs for serverless computing
  • All AWS SDKs are open sourced,including Go, Java, JavaScript, Boto (for Python), PHP, Ruby, and more
  • Runtimes for Lambda: C++ and Rust
  • s2n, an implementation of the TLS/SSL protocols
  • The AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM), an open-source framework for building serverless applications. SAM CLI provides a Lambda-like execution environment to locally build, test, and debug applications defined by AWS SAM templates, and deploy applications to AWS.

See more projects – or search for projects in your area of interest – at

Smarter Event-Driven Edge with Amazon SageMaker & Project Flogo
Machine Learning at the Edge
Deep Learning for Developers: Introduction, Featuring Samsung SDS

Major Sponsorships & Memberships


Alliance for Open Media, Member

Apache Software Foundation (Targeted Sponsor)

Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Platinum Member

Core Infrastructure Initiative, Founding Member

Linux Foundation, Silver Member

Open Container Initiative, Founding Member

Open MPI, Member

Open Network User Group (ONUG), Member

Open Source Initiative, Sponsoring Member

Open Souce Robotics Foundation, Member

Python Software Foundation

ToDo Group, Member

Xen at Linux Foundation, Founding Advisory Member


Events Sponsored in 2018


RailsConf 2018

Kubecon + CloudNativeCon EU, Platinum Sponsor

PyCon, Diamond Sponsor

FOSS Backstage

Community Leadership Summit (CLS)

OSCON, Diamond Sponsor

RustConf, Gold Sponsor

Open Source Summit North America, Gold Sponsor

ApacheCon, Gold Sponsor

All Things Open, Presenting Sponsor

ONUG Fall, Thought Leader

Open Source Summit Europe, Gold

Sustain Summit

Kubecon + CloudNativeCon Seattle, Diamond Sponsor


What's Next for etcd Cluster Management?
Open Source & Containers on AWS
Monitor the World: Meaningful Metrics for Containerized Apps & Clusters


AWS Builders' Day | re:Invent round up, CloudMap, App Mesh and Firecracker
Meet an Engineer| Nell Waliczek, Principal Software Engineer, AWS AR/VR
Amazon Linux 2: Stable, Secure, High-Performance Linux Environment

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