Elastic, the company behind Elasticsearch and other tools, decided to publish future versions of their products under a Server Side Public License (SSPL) instead of keeping the open source Apache License (ALv2). Their change of heart leaves you with uncertainty. We feel the same way!!

What does that mean for your running Elasticsearch instances and your products that rely on it? What about the future? Using SSPL versions may impose legal risks.

In the open source world there is always the way of forking the software in question. That’s how LibreOffice and MariaDB were spawned. And there are signals that…


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