HashiCorp recently announced that it is changing the licenses on their open source projects from MPL to BSL, which includes the Terraform and Vault projects. Although we understand and respect HashiCorp’s decision to change to a BSL license, this change has left many users wondering how it will affect their use of Harness’s CD product module. Ultimately, since Harness CD focuses on automating and optimizing the software release and delivery process, and Terraform is primarily used for infrastructure as code to provision and manage cloud resources, and Vault primarily helps manage and provision secrets securely in infrastructure, Harness CD does not “significantly overlap” the capabilities of Terraform,Vault, or any other HashiCorp commercial product, and is therefore not competitive. So the licensing change to the BSL license, as of the date of this publication, does not impact the following Harness CD use cases which incorporate Hashicorp products. You can also find these use cases at https://www.hashicorp.com/partners/tech/harnessio.
Harness is committed to ensuring the ecosystem around the use cases that connect Terraform, Vault, and Harness, continues to thrive. We will continue to invest in the Harness Terraform Provider, plus add support for Harness resources, along with Terraform and Vault features.
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