Penguin: Real vs Fake Open Source

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The battle between real open source vs. faux open source heats up

With all this pushback, why is Redis taking this approach? It’s largely because AWS ElastiCache provides Redis services without Redis getting paid for it. Redis is combating this by placing new code modules under Common Clause. As Salil Deshpand, a venture capitalist with BaenCapital, explained, “Amazon takes Redis, gives very little back, and runs it as a service, re-branded as AWS Elasticache. … To be clear, this is not illegal. But we think it is wrong, and not conducive to sustainable open-source communities.” Thus, “Common Clause stops open-source abuse.”

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