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Redis Labs further changes licensing terms – to make developers happy and keep big cloud vendors at bay

February 21, 2019 / James Bourne

Open source database provider Redis Labs has announced Redis Source Available License (RSAL), representing a modification of previous licensing terms for its modules and looking towards clarification with the open source and developer communities.The company had in August changed its terms to Apache2 modified with Commons Clause with more than one eye on the biggest cloud providers, who were packaging Redis technology into proprietary offerings and pocketing the resulting profits.This was a move which was followed towards the end of last year by similar companies, such as MongoDB and Confluent. Writing at the time of the latter’s $2.5 billion valuation following a $125m series D funding round in January, as this publication reported, Confluent co-founder Jay Kreps outlined his company’s position. The major cloud providers all differ in how they approach open source,” Kreps wrote in a blog post back in December. “Some of these companies partner with the open sour...