London Open Source Database Meetup
Open Source Developer since 2005
CSV Schema + CSV Validator
Many other small projects and contributions
Philosophy - fix it and send it upstream
Recently developed FusionDB
Would like to Open Source it
Need to pay the bills
Need to ensure the future of FusionDB software
Originally we envisaged...
AGPLv3 - Gives us our "Open Source" and Freedom
Commercial License - Indemnity for companies that can't swallow AGPL
Would like to avoid "Open Core"
Things have changed...
Switched core from Apache to BSL 1.1 (04/06/19)
From Apache to AGPL (26/03/2017)
... then to Apache + Commons Clause (03/04/18)
... then back to Apache (11/10/18)
Originally Apache licensed
Elastic NV mixes Apache and Elastic Licence code in repository and builds (06/18)
AWS (+Netflix +Expedia) launch "Open Distro for Elasticsearch" - Apache v2 - (11/03/19)
Clustering - From MIT to Enterprise License (05/04/16)
From Apache to Confuent Community License (14/12/2018)
MaxScale etc - From GPL to BSL 1.0 (16/08/2016)
From APGL to SSPL (06/10/2018)
From Commercial/AGPL to Commercial/AGPL+Commons Clause (13/05/2018)
... then to Neo4j Commercial License (15/11/2018)
From AGPL to Apache + Commons Clause (22/08/2018)
... then to Redis Source Available Licence (22/02/2019)
NOTE: Core is still BSD. Redis Enterprise is entrierly proprietary
from BSD3 + Patent Grant, to dual Apache 2.0 or GPLv2 (16/07/17)
Trying to find a viable business model
Several squarely blaming large Cloud Vendors
Blaming Open Source Vendors for Closing Licenses
Where are they?
How can they be heard?
Vote with feet?
Open Source databases are dead?!?
Source Available / Commons Clause
Not Open Source!!!
What are your rights?
Open Source Core
Closed or Source Available addons/features. Do you need them?
Where/Who is the community?