Cloud Firms Struggle with Redis Licensing Change and Valkey Fork

Kazuki Tanaka
1 min read

Cloud firms are facing a licensing dilemma as Redis, a popular tool for in-memory data storage, switches its license. The move from an open-source BSD license to Source Available License and Server Side Public License (SSPL) has spurred a significant response. The reasoning behind the change lies in Redis’ commercial sales being channeled through major cloud service providers, leading to commoditization of its open source community's investments. This sparked a fork in the form of Valkey, backed by The Linux Foundation and industry giants like Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Oracle, Ericsson, and Snap Inc. The fork aims to provide a fully open-source alternative to Redis. Amid discussions and blowback, it's clear that the move has raised concerns among the affected parties. The licensing alteration could lead to significant shifts in open-source strategies and initiatives across the tech industry.

This article is submitted by our user under the News Submission Rules and Guidelines.The cover photo is computer generated art for illustrative purposes only; not indicative of factual content.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Get the latest in enterprise business and tech with exclusive peeks at our new offerings