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Re: announcing freenginx.org

Maxim Dounin
February 15, 2024 05:34AM
Hello!

On Thu, Feb 15, 2024 at 04:49:10PM +0800, Archimedes Gaviola wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 15, 2024 at 2:03 AM Maxim Dounin <mdounin@mdounin.ru> wrote:
>
> > Hello!
> >
> > As you probably know, F5 closed Moscow office in 2022, and I no
> > longer work for F5 since then. Still, we’ve reached an agreement
> > that I will maintain my role in nginx development as a volunteer.
> > And for almost two years I was working on improving nginx and
> > making it better for everyone, for free.
> >
> > Unfortunately, some new non-technical management at F5 recently
> > decided that they know better how to run open source projects. In
> > particular, they decided to interfere with security policy nginx
> > uses for years, ignoring both the policy and developers’ position.
> >
> > That’s quite understandable: they own the project, and can do
> > anything with it, including doing marketing-motivated actions,
> > ignoring developers position and community. Still, this
> > contradicts our agreement. And, more importantly, I no longer able
> > to control which changes are made in nginx within F5, and no longer
> > see nginx as a free and open source project developed and
> > maintained for the public good.
> >
> > As such, starting from today, I will no longer participate in nginx
> > development as run by F5. Instead, I’m starting an alternative
> > project, which is going to be run by developers, and not corporate
> > entities:
> >
> > http://freenginx.org/
> >
> > The goal is to keep nginx development free from arbitrary corporate
> > actions. Help and contributions are welcome. Hope it will be
> > beneficial for everyone.
> >
> >
> > --
> > Maxim Dounin
> > http://freenginx.org/
>
> Hi Maxim,
>
> Sorry to hear that. Is the license still the same for freenginx?

Yes, the license will remain the same.

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Maxim Dounin
http://mdounin.ru/
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