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Stephen Downes

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About a week ago the popular open source database Redis (widely used in cloud environments like AWS) acquired a company called Speedb and in tandem switched from open source to a more restrictive commercial license. This has been a long time coming as both Redis and Mongo have complained about large commercial enterprises taking advantage of the open source projects without giving back. Anyhow, the other shoe dropped today as "the Linux Foundation announced its intent to form Valkey, an open source alternative to the Redis in-memory, NoSQL data store." It is evocative of the creation of the Maria database after MySQL was acquired by Sun (2008) and then Oracle (2010).

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