On August 10th 2023, HashiCorp changed the license of many of its open source
projects, including Terraform, to the source-available BUSL license. In
response, the OpenTofu project was made with the commitment to maintain an open
source fork of Terraform. Since the fork, OpenTofu has been accepted into the
Linux Foundation, cementing it as an open source project. A team of talented
developers have been working full-time on first stable release of OpenTofu.
While hitting the “fork” button on GitHub is easy, it is only the beginning.
The OpenTofu team has spent the last months creating the necessary
infrastructure to give OpenTofu users the high-quality experience they are used
OpenTofu 1.6 is 100% compatible with Terraform 1.6. Migrating from Terraform to
OpenTofu is easy and fully
As the first release, OpenTofu 1.6.0 is conservative. It introduces the tofu test feature as well as numerous smaller enhancements. With the stable release
out, version 1.7.0 is already being planned. One feature we are especially
looking forward to is encrypted state files.
An OpenTofu package probably exists for your favorite Linux distribution. Of
course, it can also be installed from source.
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