AWS to Fork Elasticsearch as Elastic Moves Away from Open Source

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Jan 26, 2021, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])

Elastic’s license change from open source ALv2 to SSPL appears to have moved Amazon Web Services to “launch new forks of both Elasticsearch and Kibana.” Elasticsearch’s move towards the more restrictive Server Side Public License has already begun to ruffle feathers among developers.

Both forks will be based on the latest ALv2-licensed codebases, version 7.10, and are set to publish new Git repos “within the next few weeks” according to AWS Open Source Blog.

Steven J. Vaughan-Nicols has more on AWS’s announcement.


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