Otto seemed like such a bad idea to begin with. A magical tool that creates dev environments & infrastructure without configuration according to “best practices” of various ecosystems? What best practices? Defined by who? Whole lot of questions there.
“With this change we will be close sourcing Otto, however a tarball of the current master will be hosted from the Otto homepage.”
shrug I wish more abandoned projects were explicitly decommissioned. It’s annoying to receive PRs & Issues on dead projects, and very annoying to send one only to be told “this project is dead”. It’s a shame that GitHub doesn’t have some kind of way to “Archive” a repository without deleting it, since a big warning in the README doesn’t necessarily do the trick.
At first I was a little surprised at their actions after the decommissioning, but it makes sense. If they kept a public repo available under the Hashicorp Github team account people would continue sending in patches, issues, etc. which would get ignored. My reading of it is - “we don’t support this any more, but you can if you want to run with it”.