Don’t forget Docker Desktop becomes a paid piece of software for lots of companies in two weeks.

As per the [subscription info](https://docs.docker.com/subscription/#:~:text=Docker%20Desktop%20remains%20free%20for,professional%20use%20in%20larger%20enterprises).

>Our Docker Subscription Service Agreement includes a change to the terms for Docker Desktop.
Docker Desktop remains free for small businesses (fewer than 250 employees AND less than $10 million in annual revenue), personal use, education, and non-commercial open-source projects.

>It requires a paid subscription (Pro, Team, or Business), for as little as $5 a month, for professional use in larger enterprises.

>The effective date of these terms is August 31, 2021. There is a grace period until January 31, 2022 for those that will require a paid subscription to use Docker Desktop.

>The Docker Pro and Docker Team subscriptions now include commercial use of Docker Desktop.
The existing Docker Free subscription has been renamed Docker Personal.
No changes to Docker Engine or any other upstream open-source Docker or Moby project

EDIT: FAQ - https://www.docker.com/pricing/faq for most answers

18 thoughts on “Don’t forget Docker Desktop becomes a paid piece of software for lots of companies in two weeks.”

  1. Something I can’t find clarification on here is the way it states “fewer than 250 employees AND less than $10 million in annual revenue”.

    I’ve seen people state if you meet one of those you need to pay and others say you must meet both of those requirements.

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  2. The worst thing (afaik) is the centralized SAML based login where you could know exactly how many licenses you have is not yet available.

    So you just stick your finger in the wind and count devs?

    I am not mad at docker for wanting to get paid but would be nice of them to make it a bit easier.

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  3. I’ve never had a company make such an easy decision for me.

    I’m really looking forward to the FREE open-source alternative that pops up in its place, because containers are cool, but I don’t typically use docker by choice.

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  4. Check out Rancher Desktop if you don’t have a chance of arranging a license for Docker Desktop. It’s kinda similar. Does less, but I find it lighter, it can provide proper Docker commandline, it provides a local kunernetes cluster, it’s multiplatform and can utilize windows wsl2 out od the box.

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  5. They couldn’t even be bothered to make this available for Linux users and I haven’t had a production server running actual docker for 5+ years, so long docker and thanks for very very little lol.. I like the CRI I suppose

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