In the article Google’s Management of Istio Raises Questions in the Cloud Native Community, Tom Petrocelli points out
“At best this adds needless complexity to the licensing process, especially for commercial open source companies. At worst, this exerts an additional layer [of ] control [on] the software without having to say that it is still open core,” wrote Petrocelli in an email. “I wasn’t surprised that the CNCF and IBM were obviously annoyed by this. It makes so little sense that you immediately think it’s something nefarious. My advice to the Istio community is to immediately fork the project under a new name and move lock, stock, and barrel to the CNCF where the project belongs.”
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To read more of Tom Petrocelli’s perspective on this announcement, read his two blogs:
The IP Perspective on Why Open Usage Commons is Just Wrong
Why Tom Petrocelli Things Google is Forming the Open Usage Commons