In other news, grass is green
Their business plan is the path forged by the likes of Google. The transition is always dicey, I wish them luck.
If you don't understand that a single docker pull command can result in more than 100 image pulls, you don't understand a thing about docker. Of course, for many reasons, the better images will have a much smaller set of pulls, but there is _no_ guarantee.
ANY company that has a business-critical dependency on an outside free service deserves to have the tap turned off at the worst possible time.
For this particular service, there is NO excuse for the production pipeline to be making outside pulls. That unacceptable from a security standpoint, let alone a reliability one.