I guess we'll never hear the whole story - I wonder how many other people have been pressured to drop such development.
After a delay of over a year, an open source code contribution to enable the export of data from Datadog's Application Performance Monitoring (APM) platform finally got merged on Tuesday into a collection of OpenTelemetry components. The reason for the delay, according to John Dorman, the software developer who wrote the …
According to the code's author John Dorman, "Datadog "asked" me to kill this pull request.".
I would really, really, really love to know what mischievous and underhand threats Datadog made to achieve such leverage against an independent (i.e. not employee of DD) software developer.
Perhaps they theatened to send in the heavies? Or worse - maybe they threatened to force John to eat the same dog food as Datadog's people?
Just another cynical company abusing the Open Source space in the name of greed...