Docker customers with a legacy Free Crew group subscription have been advised they’ve one month to transform to a paid tier or threat shedding entry to their knowledge—a transfer that may break construct automations for a lot of open supply tasks.
Many Docker customers with Free Crew accounts are reporting they’ve acquired an electronic mail from Docker stating they are going to quickly not be capable to use the service, and should change to a paid subscription tier ($300/12 months) or threat shedding entry to knowledge.
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Docker Crew subscriptions give teams of builders an organizational unit for the builders related to a given set of Docker repositories. The free model of this providing has been extensively utilized by open supply tasks. Eradicating it means shedding the info related to these groups, together with Docker photographs.
The e-mail from Docker, in accordance with a number of stories resembling Alex Ellis of OpenFAAS, states “Free Crew organizations are a legacy subscription tier that not exists. This tier included lots of the similar options, charges, and performance as a paid Docker Crew subscription. … If you happen to personal a legacy Free Crew group, entry to paid options—together with personal repositories, shall be suspended on April 14, 2023 … Improve your subscription earlier than April 14, 2023 to proceed accessing your group.”
In response to the remainder of the e-mail, accounts that don’t improve can have their knowledge retained for 30 days “after which it will likely be topic to deletion.”
A lot of these submitting complaints about this variation through a GitHub problem handle open supply tasks with construct dependencies that may break, such because the Mamba undertaking. Some, like Livebook, are already planning to maneuver all containers away from Docker to the GitHub Container Registry, however must migrate their older photographs manually. The Kubernetes undertaking Variety can be mulling choices, all of which probably break workflows that may must be rebuilt.
One potential alternate path for affected tasks is Docker’s Sponsored Open Supply program (DSOS), the place maintainers of open supply tasks can obtain free Crew suibscriptions.
Docker claims “We are going to defer any group suspension or deletion whereas DSOS utility is underneath evaluation, and provides organizations no less than 30 days earlier than we droop the group if the applying is finally rejected. Any organizations suspended or deleted is not going to launch the namespace, so squatting earlier namespaces is not going to be potential.”
However candidates are reporting Docker has a excessive quantity of purposes, and the DSOS program has restrictions which will make some tasks troublesome to get accepted; e.,g. they have to “not have a pathway to commercialization.” Some candidates, resembling Neil Hanlon of the Rocky Linux undertaking and Rockert Scheck of the rpki-client undertaking, nonetheless haven’t heard again from Docker regardless of having utilized for this system lengthy earlier than the Free Crew announcement.
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