Earlier this week, I wrote a blog stating our intention to fork Kibana and Elasticsearch. This was a huge decision on our end, one that we did not take lightly.

A few days have passed since this announcement and I wanted to share how humbled and excited we are with the responses from companies and individuals who are eager to participate and contribute. These companies range from large fortune 100 companies that offer internal services based on ELK, to a small IT shop in Brazil that is helping local businesses with open-source software, and even non-profit software companies with humanitarian missions. This flood of responses surpassed our most optimistic expectations, and we can’t wait to get started.

Since Elastic’s announcement, we’ve been collaborating with the AWS team to work towards a single distribution both organizations will take part in. I was excited to see the blog from Karl, Jules, Kyle, and Mehul coming out yesterday and sharing their plan publicly.  

In the next couple of weeks, we are going to work closely together with AWS and a few other partners, to establish a true open-source, community-driven distribution that people and organizations can use and rely upon.

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