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Michael Ducy
Talk about burying the lede. The code is open, binaries will cost money, and they have no idea what they are going to do about the large number of OSS users that rely on those binaries and have contributed to that software over the years.
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Pete Cheslock Apr 2
Replying to @mfdii
Wowwwwww - i mean i dont blame them, they gotta make money, but that’s a hell of a change.
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Michael Ducy Apr 2
Replying to @petecheslock
I understand the reasoning and I understand that red hat did it 15 years ago. It just cuts out a huge swath of users. And pseudo-announcing it without a plan is poor form.
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Pete Cheslock Apr 2
Replying to @mfdii
Yea - i mean desperate times in this new world we live in. I dont blame them at all, its what is required to survive and thrive, but i agree - it definitely alienates a broad group of users (granted those users don’t pay money so probably not a huge deal).
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Michael Ducy Apr 2
Replying to @petecheslock
Gotta make those VCs money after all.
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Nell Shamrell-Harrington Apr 2
Replying to @adamhjk @mfdii and 2 others
Indeed, we have been working on this night and day for the past four months.
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Michael Ducy Apr 2
I'm just reading the FAQ, "For contributors to Chef OSS projects, non-profits, and other special groups we are still working on how we will partner with those communities around licensing Chef products. Stay tuned for more info."
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Adam Jacob Apr 2
Sure - I get it. That's why I told you: there is a shitload of thought in it. What there isn't is a pat answer yet, because there is a huge web of conversations to be had. Those are much easier now, because it's no longer a thing that needs to be secret.
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Michael Ducy Apr 2
And the blog post makes no mention of the binary use changes, it's off in some linked to FAQ, which IMO is a bit shady. If you're going to be open, be open and upfront about it.
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Adam Jacob Apr 2
Can't win for losing. They literally open source 100% of their shit, and you think its shady because they put things in a FAQ? They're pretty damn up front about it. But hey - you don't have to trust them.
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Michael Ducy Apr 2
Yes, because in one side they talk about how great it is, and then the other there's a catch. But that's MY opinion, which you know what they say about opinions...
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msw Apr 2
Replying to @adamhjk @mfdii and 3 others
Either way, it is not free.
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Michael Ducy Apr 2
Replying to @_msw_ @adamhjk and 3 others
as in beer
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