by· February 20, 2015
We are very happy to announce that Druid has changed its license to Apache 2.0. We believe this is a change the community will welcome. As engineers, we love to see the things we make get used and attempt to provide value to the broader open source world that we have benefitted from for so long. By switching to the Apache license, we believe this change will better promote the growth of the Druid community. We hope to send a clear message that we are all equal participants in the Druid community, a sentiment that is very important to us.
In addition to the license change, we are going to work towards a community led governance model for Druid. We hope to establish a community led committee and add committers from different organizations as soon as possible. If you are interested in more actively contributing to Druid, please let us know! We strongly believe that Druid should be as open as possible and we hope that this change will enable many different organizations to help guide the roadmap and direction of the project.
Finally, we’d like to take this chance to thank the entire Druid community. Whether you ask questions, file bugs, start technical discussions, submit feedback on proposals or issues, contribute code or docs, or talk about Druid, you are an integral part of this project. As much as we might like to think that the code makes the project, the people are always most important and we could not be where we are today without all of you.