August 25, 2023

It’s Alive! The OpenTF Fork of Terraform is Alive!

Sebastian Stadil

We are ecstatic to announce that work on OpenTF has not only started, but has been underway for over a week now.

We’re also thrilled to share that OpenTF has found a home at the Linux Foundation, and from there will transition into the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). This will provide the project with robust and vendor-neutral governance in line with our impartiality and community-first principles and a huge step to ensure that OpenTF remains open source forever.

Scalr will have first-class support for OpenTF, which is designed to be a drop-in replacement for legacy Terraform. This means your dev teams will be able to switch to OpenTF when they want, and that not all teams have to switch at the same time. You can have Legacy Terraform and OpenTF workspaces coexist. The OpenTF fork will be made public soon, and a release will be made public thereafter, and with it, full support in Scalr.

You can help by starring the Manifesto, by showing your support on social media using the hashtag #OpenTF, and you can follow progress on our public roadmap here.

Note: While this blog references Terraform, everything mentioned in here also applies to OpenTofu. New to OpenTofu? It is a fork of Terraform 1.5.7 as a result of the license change from MPL to BUSL by HashiCorp. OpenTofu is an open-source alternative to Terraform that is governed by the Linux Foundation. All features available in Terraform 1.5.7 or earlier are also available in OpenTofu. Find out the history of OpenTofu here.

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