The OpenTF Manifesto

In August 2023, HashiCorp made the decision to change the license for Terraform from the Mozilla Public License (MPL) to the Business Source License (BSL) without much warning and input from the community. This sudden change has raised concerns about the potential legal risks and limitations that businesses and developers may now face. The vague language of the BSL license leaves users unsure about what actions may be considered competitive with HashiCorp’s offerings. As a result, the once-thriving ecosystem around Terraform is now uncertain and may decline. This move also raises concerns about the future of other open-source projects. The community is urging HashiCorp to switch Terraform back to an open-source license or allow it to be managed by a foundation to ensure its longevity and impartiality.

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