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  • Update to resolve CNCF out of compliance activity
    1 project | | 5 May 2024
  • Ask HN: Canonical Dicussions for OSS Projects?
    1 project | | 29 Sep 2023
    A mature open source project may be governed under an open source foundation which usually gives it a charter

    ... and/or set of values:

    There's also a lot of open source guides here that may help you if you're looking at building mature open source projects.

  • OpenTF Announces Fork of Terraform
    28 projects | | 25 Aug 2023
    The CNCF has made exceptions on their license policy before, specifically for MPL based software. It'll probably be easier for OpenTF to go through that process than to relicense (which is likely not even possible for anyone other than Hashicorp).



  • ebpf 月报 - 2023 年 1 月
    2 projects | | 26 Jan 2023
  • Cubernetes
    1 project | /r/kubernetes | 8 Jul 2022
    Your comment or post were removed for violating the CNCF Code of Conduct. Please take a moment to review that here:
  • A call to the open source community for help!
    2 projects | /r/opensource | 21 Nov 2021
    His behavior offends me as a professional software engineer and/ in my opinion, violates CNCF Code of Conduct
  • Is Cloud Native meaningless jargon?
    3 projects | /r/devops | 13 Oct 2021
    Anyone can become a member. Non-profit as in
  • Cloud Native design
    1 project | | 7 Jun 2021
    Read more about role of the CNCF, their projects and Values here.
  • CNCF: Third Party Dependencies that have been Relicensed to AGPL
    1 project | /r/devopsish | 11 May 2021
  • Minio Changes License to AGPL
    7 projects | | 23 Apr 2021

    I haven't read the details, or ever seen this policy before (I'm new to both projects) but it was summarized by one of our counterparts at the Linux Foundation here:

    Tl;dr: licenses must be approved for use, and the CNCF has this list of allowed licenses, AGPL is not on it. The CNCF is in the business of distributing permissively-licensed software is the short version I guess. I don't understand, I don't work on the legal side, I am a dev and I support end users.

    It seems if your Apache 2.0 licensed project needs to modify and distribute as modified Grafana, which it seems likely we will need to do at some point, then you cannot distribute them together. Chris says they are going to work something out, but when a component has made a decision to re-license with a restrictive-copyleft license such as AGPL, I don't know what there is that can be done.

    Maybe the CNCF adopts AGPL too, (which would mean that then all those "viral-GPL" FUD-spreaders will have been right...) that seems counter-productive if that is the outcome.

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