Amazon Web Services (AWS) just launched Open Distro for Elasticsearch. This program takes AWS’s recent proprietary additions to Elasticsearch and open sources them under the Apache 2.0 license. That sounds good.
Shay Banon, co-founder of Elasticsearchand CEO of Elastic, its parent company, sees Amazon as forking and redistributing rebundled Elasticsearch for its own purposes: “From various vendors, to large Chinese entities, to now, Amazon. There was always a ‘reason,’ at times masked with fake altruism or benevolence” for “open-sourcing” their own Elasticsearch forks.