At MinIO, we are dedicated to the principles of open source software. From the beginning, we’ve remained committed to this philosophy and that’s why you will find that the upstream and the commercial code are exactly the same. We are obligated to protect our software - particularly from companies that package it in their proprietary products and pass off our innovation as their own. Weka is one such company and as you will find below, they are distributing the entire MinIO binary in their product, without attribution, to implement their object storage functionality. Weka’s violations include the server, the client and even the WARP benchmarking tool. Confusingly, Weka’s advertising claims its unacknowledged redistribution of MinIO software is somehow faster than MinIO.
As a result of the open source license violations, MinIO revokes Weka’s license to any and all MinIO software, effective immediately.