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Lee Calcote

Lee Calcote is an innovative product and technology leader, passionate about empowering engineers and enabling organizations. As Founder of Layer5, he is at the forefront of the cloud native movement. Open source, advanced and emerging technologies have been a consistent focus through Calcoteโ€™s time at SolarWinds, Seagate, Cisco and Schneider Electric. An advisor, author, and speaker, Calcote is active in the community as a Docker Captain, Cloud Native Ambassador and GSoC, GSoD, and LFX Mentor.


MeshMap is the world's only visual and collaborative designer for Kubernetes and all cloud native infrastructure.

Yesterday, HashiCorp announced a change in their source code license from Mozilla Public License v2.0 (MPL 2.0) to the Business Source License (BSL, or BUSL) v1.1, effective in all future releases of HashiCorpโ€™s core products, including Terraform, Vault, Consul, Boundary, Nomad, Waypoint, Packer, and Vagrant. HashiCorp APIs, SDKs, and with almost all other libraries remaining MPLv2.

HashiCorp and Layer5 partnered early at the start of Layer5 and continues to be a technology partner. Layer5's projects and products are unaffected by HashiCorp relicensing their software yesterday. Layer5 stands with the open source community and with source-available HashiCorp.

Layer5's sprawling portfolio of projects are open source, pervasively using the Apache 2.0 license. Layer5 is a community-first organization.

Under an open core model, we look forward to continuing to serve our customers with open source and our amazing, fast-growing community at the center of our focus.

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