Also, the title could be prefixed with a Show HN.
> The licensor grants you a copyright license for the software to do everything you might do with the software that would otherwise infringe the licensor's copyright in it for any permitted purpose.
> Your license to distribute covers distributing the software with changes and new works
> The licensor grants you an additional copyright license to make changes and new works based on the software for any permitted purpose.
> The licensor grants you a patent license for the software that covers patent claims the licensor can license, or becomes able to license, that you would infringe by using the software.
> Any purpose is a permitted purpose
From "What is polyform", https://archive.is/1YxES
> PolyForm is not...
> Open source or free software. There are plenty of existing open source licenses. PolyForm is not a substitute for them, but an alternative for those who want to license source code under limited rights.
"Open source confronts its midlife crisis", https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18687498
"What comes after open source", https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19554272
Consider the user’s perspective. If they’ve decided to be locked into your stack and your company dies (/becomes prohibitively expensive/etc), they can still host the stuff themselves on premise - a welcome step out, but also quite expensive. There are reasons they wanted cloud hosting in the first place, after all. They can not get another cloud service.
You may be able to somewhat work around this problem by doing a deal like the Qt Company has with KDE: If you can’t meet certain criteria, the code will be released under an open license.
The VPS "cloud" is the more cost optimizing, DIY group, which I know less about the motivations and market for.
As OP said, the title is misleading as it is not open source now.
Looks like an interesting project, why muddle the message by making an obviously false claim up front?
I appreciate the project, but advertising yourselves as a AWS alternative when you don't even have a EC2 competitor seems a little disingenuous.
(I initially expected that it was "minio" deciding to rebrand to sound more like AWS)
Also, this is not like AWS at all -- this is not IaaS offering, but a single specific microservices framework  and a hosting which specializes on apps using that framework.