Russia-born NGINX open source project announced ban on Russia
Obfuscation: Russia-born NGINX open source project announced ban on Russia
After the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, many technology companies quickly announced sanctions against Russia.
But for the NGINX open source project born in Russia, we are still very puzzled about the latest trends of F5 Networks.
Recently, the company’s CEO François Locoh-Donou issued an open letter saying that it has suspended all sales activities in Russia and that customer support related work has also been moved to other locations.
NGNIX is not the first nor the last tech company to announce sanctions against Russia
In addition to not placing commercial and open source code in Russia, F5 Networks also eliminated access to the Russian region and cut off local developers’ open source contribution channels.
Of course, if you understand the development history of the entity behind NGINX, you will not be surprised by this “backstab”.
Although NGINX originated in Russia and the author is also Russian, on March 11, 2019, NGINX Inc. received $670 million in funding from F5 Networks.
The latter is an American company focused on application-layer services and delivery networks, headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and NGINX founder Igor Sysoev announced his departure in January this year.