Community Driven IaC: OpenTofu with Kuba Martin


October 18th, 2023

33 mins 11 secs

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About this Episode

Kuba Martin (@cube2222_2) is Software Engineering Team Lead at Spacelift and Interim Tech Lead of OpenTofu, the open-source fork of Terraform. Terraform is a declarative infrastructure-as-code (IaC) tool that recently switched to a source-available license. Spacelift and other companies that heavily relied on Terraform came together to fork it into a community-driven project originally called OpenTF, which has now become OpenTofu and is governed by the Linux Foundation. 

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In this episode we discuss:

  • Two kinds of forks

  • How OpenTofu handled the opportunity to rethink their licensing and copyright

  • Finding hundreds of pledges to the OpenTF Manifesto

  • The benefits of a technical steering committee

  • Recreating the community registry