In response to products, Amazon has plans to create and maintain an Apache License, a Version 2.0 fork of the open-source products. Elastic announced earlier this that it would be moving from the Apache 2.0 license to a dual mandate for Elasticsearch and Kibana, including the Elastic and Server Side Public License (SSPL). “We think that Amazon’s behavior is inconsistent with the norms and values especially important in the open-source ecosystem. We hope to take our presence in the market and use it to stand up to this now, so others don’t face these same issues in the future,” Shay Banon, founder, and CEO of Elastic, explained in a .
Amazon now argues that doing this means Elasticsearch and Kibana will no longer be open-sourced and that the can be used. At the same time, the Server Side .
“Elastic’s assertions that the SSPL is “free and open” are misleading and wrong. They’re trying to claim the benefits of open source while chipping away at the very definition of open source itself. Their choice of SSPL belies this. SSPL is a non-open source license designed to look like an open-source license, blurring the lines between the two,” the Amazon Elasticsearch team wrote in a . “Most folks aren’t fooled. We didn’t make them do anything. They believe restricting their license will lock others out of offering , letting Elastic build a bigger business. Elastic has a right to change their license, but they should also step up and own their own decision.”
Banon argues that Amazon confused the launched its service based on Elasticsearch and called it Amazon Elasticsearch Service. He also states that Amazon had misled the neighborhood by in collaboration with Elastic when it wasn’t and used third-party code from Elastic’s commercial code as part of the Open Distro project. “We expect that a few of our competitors will attempt to spread all kinds of FUD around this . Let me be clear to any naysayers. We believe deeply in the principles of free and open products and transparency with the community. Our track record speaks to this commitment, and we will continue to build upon it,” Banon .
Amazon’s will be based on the latest ALv2-licensed codebases, version 7.10, and new GitHub repositories will be published over the next few weeks, Amazon explained. The recent forks will also power Amazon Elasticsearch Service, and the company will provide new features, fixes, and enhancements. The team presented that the change should not negatively impact its current service. “This change will not slow the velocity of our customers’ enhancements. If anything, a community-owned Elasticsearch codebase presents new opportunities for us to move faster in improving stability, scalability, resiliency, and performance,” the team wrote. “We look forward to providing a truly open-source option for Elasticsearch and Kibana using the ALv2 license and building and this future with the community.”