OpenTofu, the source that is open fork, has hit general availability (GA) some four months after launch.

The eternal struggle between open source and software that is proprietary set bare on many events just last year, possibly many notably when HashiCorp switched popular “infrastructure as code” device Terraform from a “copyleft” open source license to your source-available company supply permit (BSL).

The reason, HashiCorp explained, had been that one suppliers had been businesses that are building the back of Terraform without contributing anything meaningful back to the project. The license change placed greater restrictions on how companies can commercialize Terraform, especially where a competing product might be involved.

More or less as expected, a vendor-led faction subsequently forked the original Terraform project and went it alone with OpenTF, eventually rebranded as OpenTofu and placed under the auspices of the Linux Foundation, with support from big-name companies including GitLab, Oracle and CloudFlare.

As with any fledgling fork, OpenTofu wasn’t quite ready for prime time in its initial embryonic form, with the core developers — more than five dozen, according to the Linux Foundation — spending the past four months knocking the project into shape. This means that the project is deemed ready for production use release“I with OpenTofu now hitting general availability think it is necessary for bedrock tooling such as this is open-source, with all the ecosystem having the ability to develop around it,” said OpenTofu’s interim technical lead Kuba Martin, in a

. “It took us a bit to have OpenTofu to the present, steady condition, the good news is men and women can in fact begin going their particular workloads to it* that is.”(