As well as being an open source software project, Cloud Foundry is also a hosted service offered at cloudfoundry.com. As of September 2012, this service was still in beta. CloudFoundry.com runs on VMware's infrastructure and uses its vSphere virtualization product suite as infrastructure.
The following services are available on the hosted CloudFoundry.com platform, with other Cloud Foundry-based PaaS providers and the Open Source codebase offering additional databases and other service integrations.
The source code is under an Apache 2.0 license, and contributions are governed by the VMware contributors' license for individuals and corporations. These licenses grant both copyright and patent access and protection to the VMware Corporation, which is the same model that VMware has followed with the Spring Framework from SpringSource, which VMware acquired in 2009.