Recently, Elastic announced that they will not release new versions of Elasticsearch and Kibana under the Apache License, Version 2.0. To ensure that flexible, open source versions of both packages remain available to developers, AWS is forking Elasticsearch and Kibana and publishing new GitHub repositories that will be governed by a community of contributors. The new forks will be integrated into Amazon ES in the future and new features, fixes, and/or enhancements will be available to both the OSS community and AWS customers.