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Antirez steps down as Redis maintainer

Salvatore Sanfilippo:

So, dear Redis community, today I’m stepping back as the Redis maintainer. My new position will be, on one side, an “ideas” person at Redis Labs, in order to provide inputs for new Redis possibilities: I’ll continue to be part of the Redis Labs advisory board. On the other hand however my hands will be free, and I’ll do something else, that could be writing code or not, who knows, I don’t want to make plans for now. However I’m very skeptical about me not writing more code in the future. It’s just too much fun :D

Thank you, Salvatore, for your many years of work on one of my favorite pieces of software.

Salvatore Sanfilippo antirez.com

Redis will remain BSD licensed

The rumors of Redis taking on a new Creative Common license ARE NOT true.

Antirez (Salvatore Sanfilippo) writes on his personal blog:

Redis is, and will remain, BSD licensed. However in the era of uncontrollable spreading of information, my attempts to provide the correct information failed, and I’m still seeing everywhere “Redis is no longer open source”. The reality is that Redis remains BSD, and actually Redis Labs did the right thing supporting my effort to keep Redis core open.

Here’s what IS happening…

What is happening instead is that certain Redis modules, developed inside Redis Labs, are now released under the Common Clause (using Apache license as a base license). This means that basically certain enterprise add-ons, instead of being completely closed source as they could be, will be available with a more permissive license.

Here’s how Redis is licensed.

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