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HashiCorp, an Open-Source Darling to IBM's Next Disaster?

NET(net) Founder, Owner, and Executive Chairman Preface Nearly all clients are seeking greater prosperity in 2024. While client organizations are still focused on cost reductions to meet the challenges of their new economic and market realities, the pent-up demands of the business are increasingly calling for innovation, automation, and organizational performance improvement. Digital Transformation has emerged as the #1 Way to Boost Performance and Savings concurrently. Client organizations that are digitally transforming are harvesting greater value by: Automating tasks (RPA) to streamline efficiencies Unlocking data insights (ML) for ...

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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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