WSO2 Carbon is the award-winning, component-based, service oriented platform for the enterprise-grade WSO2 middleware products stack. It is 100% open source and delivered under Apache License 2.0. The WSO2 Carbon platform is lean, high-performant and consists of a collection of OSGi bundles.
The WSO2 Carbon core platform hosts a rich set of middleware components encompassing capabilities such as security, clustering, logging, statistics, management and more. These are basic features required by all WSO2 products that are developed on top of the base platform.
All WSO2 products are a collection of Carbon components. They have been developed simply by plugging various Carbon components that provide different features. The WSO2 Carbon component manager provides the ability to extend the Carbon base platform, by selecting the components that address your unique requirements and installing them with point-and-click simplicity. As a result, by provisioning this innovative base platform, you can develop your own, lean middleware product that has remarkable flexibility to change as business requirements change.