Concerns: Is Commcare really open source?

Dear all,

I sending this as a very concerned member of the community. I have tried my
hands at commcare as I needed a demo unit for a proof of concept. I have
tried installing directly and ran into problems. I went the docker route
and it is problems plagued.

Now I am trying ansible/vagrant route and same thing. Each time, I have run
into problems related to misleading/poor documentation. I am now wondering
if these problems are genuine errors or deliberate attempts to force users
to buy a subscription.

Considering the high quality of the commercial offering, these errors are
simply too amateurish to be “errors”. Is this a deliberate attempt to force
users to subscribe? Has anyone successfully followed the instructions and
got the server running and reporting data correctly?

If you have successfully done this, kindly share. thanks.

Ian