Terraform license change and OpenTF

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This is very interesting and could define Terraform as the industry standard tool that it already is.

It'll be really interesting to see how OpenTF manages the project, I know a while back Terraform had a huge bottleneck in merging PRs due to staffing levels so I'm hopeful the OSS community help accelerate it.
 
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The trouble is, it's all up in the air at the moment, the fork is really only a placeholder at the moment. The other issue is the fork to OpenTF doesn't include things such as Vault.

It has pushed me more towards considering Pulumi.
 
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But what does it mean for those people that continue to use TF. Will we need to pay a license?

And if we choose to go with OpenTF what changes will we need to make to existing code bases?
 
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I don't really think much changes for people from a license perspective unless you want to be a competitor.

I'd assume the OpenTF people would want an easy transition from Terraform.
 
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the license was changed 3 weeks ago and only relates to the up coming v1.6 I think. So I guess we can sit on older versions until OpenTF is fully spun up and tested

Their docs are saying it will be a direct replacement so shouldn't cause any issues
 
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