About a week ago Elastic made an announcement that had repercussions in probably every OSPO around the globe, as it decided to abandon Apache2 in favor of SSPL 1.0 for Elasticsearch and Kibana (more from Shay Banon here).

In this post, I’ll try to provide a (different?) perspective into possible implications and what might be happening in the future. But before going further, and even though the Java High Level Rest Client will not be under an Apache2 license from Day-1 of releasing Elasticsearch 7.11, I’m going to assume all Elasticsearch client libraries are under a permissive license (Apache2). I’m…

Francois Gerthoffert

Product Delivery Manager @ Jahia • Passionate about helping teams build better software in the open.

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