back to article You know what? Fork this: AWS renames its take on Elasticsearch to OpenSearch following trademark fight

AWS has introduced the OpenSearch project, the new name for its open-source fork of Elasticsearch and Kibana. OpenSearch is "the new home for our previous distribution of Elasticsearch (Open Distro for Elasticsearch)," according to a post yesterday, and the code is licensed under Apache 2.0. The Kibana fork is called …

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    Free & Open

    Late comment: If you wanna throw up a little in your mouth, read this paragraph on ElasticSearch's page about why they continue to use words like "free" and "open": https://www.elastic.co/pricing/faq/licensing

    > While we have chosen to avoid confusion by not using the term open source to refer to these products, we will continue to use the word “Open” and “Free and Open.” These are simple ways to describe the fact that the product is free to use, the source code is available, and also applies to our open and collaborative engagement model in GitHub. We remain committed to the principles of open source - transparency, collaboration, and community.

    Apparently the "Free" in "Free & Open" simply means "as in beer." And the "open" does not mean "open source", but "source that is available." I'm pretty sure by this standard, Windows XP is Free and Open...

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