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HashiCorp Starts Charging for Previously Free Open-Source Code

HashiCorp announced changes to its open-source license on August 10, 2023. The new license is called the Business Source License (BSL). The BSL is a source-available license that allows for commercial use, but it restricts the use of the software in competition with HashiCorp. This means that companies that use HashiCorp's open-source products for their own commercial offerings may now need to obtain a commercial license from HashiCorp. The announcement of the BSL license has been met with mixed reactions. Some people have praised HashiCorp for taking steps to protect its intellectual property. Others have criticized the BSL license for ...

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