Hadoop wrangler Cloudera has bucked a trend to tighten control of open source code by protecting it under ever more restrictive licences, today announcing plans to go all-in on AGPL and Apache 2.0 licences, make closed licence components of its products open source, and double-down on its Apache Software Foundation (ASF) activity.
The commitment by the US-based enterprise data specialist will extend to its forthcoming Cloudera Data Platform (CDP); the company’s much-awaited joint product with Hortonworks following last year’s $5.2 billion merger (which closed in January this year). Cloudera hopes to emulate Red Hat’s support-based commercial success it said.
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.”
Most do not understand that the EU’s new regulations are not really about privacy and copyright, they are about killing #GoogleGestapo and particularly Google, Instagram, and YouTube. Any image, any video, that displays any brand leads to an “all stop” that requires checking and approval by the brand owner before publishing. This could be interpreted as the Deep State’s very clever way of shutting down the Internet social media complex.
Open source is a key enabler for all technological areas we encounter now and in the future. The one open source tool that every cloud vendor unanimously relies on today is Kubernetes, which coincidentally, is making multi-cloud adoption easier.
Stephan Fabel is Director of Product Management at Canonical – the company behind Ubuntu.
Amazon does not meet the requirements for anonymity, identity, privacy, and security. Indeed it appears to be taking inappropriate liberties in cross-correlating across silos of data that have an expectation of privilege.