FreeNginX announced

As announced yesterday the main developer of Nginx forked the project and started FreeNginx. That might have some consequences for YNH as well.

As you probably know, F5 closed Moscow office in 2022, and I no
longer work for F5 since then. Still, we’ve reached an agreement
that I will maintain my role in nginx development as a volunteer.
And for almost two years I was working on improving nginx and
making it better for everyone, for free.
Unfortunately, some new non-technical management at F5 recently
decided that they know better how to run open source projects. In
particular, they decided to interfere with security policy nginx
uses for years, ignoring both the policy and developers’ position.
That’s quite understandable: they own the project, and can do
anything with it, including doing marketing-motivated actions,
ignoring developers position and community. Still, this
contradicts our agreement. And, more importantly, I no longer able
to control which changes are made in nginx within F5, and no longer
see nginx as a free and open source project developed and
maintained for the public good.
As such, starting from today, I will no longer participate in nginx
development as run by F5. Instead, I’m starting an alternative
project, which is going to be run by developers, and not corporate
The goal is to keep nginx development free from arbitrary corporate
actions. Help and contributions are welcome. Hope it will be
beneficial for everyone.


What I think about this :
YunoHost is based on Debian.
Debian, even the last one, still uses nginx.
So we’ll stick with it.
If tomorrow freenginx is available in Debian, then there will be a discussion here.

I think it is a good news, but do not rush the use of a new fork in a production environment.

For now, we are on nginx 1.18 (april 2020), and in debian 12, it’s nginx 1.22.1 (october 2022). Latest nginx is 1.25.3, the fork will have an impact after this version.