Penguin: Amazon Abusing / Monetizing Open Source Cloud without Contribution — It Is Called “Strip Mining”

Cloud, Software

Open source cloud databases battle software ‘strip mining’

Cloud giants like AWS have adopted open source databases, causing Confluent, MongoDB and others to guard their assets the best way they know how: licensing.

“There is a new and unique dynamic with public cloud providers, particularly AWS, who take open source software and sell it as a service, often without contributing much of anything back to the community. There is even a name given to this: strip mining.”