TurnKey was started in 2008 by Alon Swartz and Liraz Siri who were inspired by a belief in the democratizing power of free software, like science, to promote the progress of a free & humane society. Without the freedom to freely distribute, tinker and learn from free software the Internet as we know it would not exist. Free software is the silent, often invisible power behind the greatest technological marvel of our era.
At the time of writing Debian, the largest GNU/Linux distribution has over 37,500 packages in its software repositories. The free software movement has collectively created a treasure trove of software that anyone is free to use, distribute, modify and learn from.
Unfortunately, much of this treasure is locked away because too few know about it and even fewer have the skills to take full advantage of it. Imagine how much good we could do if changed that. That's our vision and we invite you to join the mission.
Discovering, configuring and testing combinations of components can be notoriously challenging, time consuming and inefficient, especially if everyone keeps reinventing the wheel by rolling their own solutions.
To maximize the amount of good we can do with the resources we have we've created a simple yet powerful Linux distribution development toolkit that makes it easy to create pre-assembled solutions that can be deployed in just a few minutes from a CD image running on bare metal, a virtual appliance running on a virtual appliance, or a cloud instance controlled from your browser.