Roadmap for the Elastic Stack Subscription model

what are the plans in the future regarding the Elastic Stack subscriptions? Can I be sure that the features of the basic subscription will remain available free of charge in the future? I would like to avoid unexpected costs when I use the product productively in my company for several years.

We don't provide roadmaps of that sort of thing sorry, I don't even know if we have them internally as we don't think like that.

The only instance of us moving a feature from free to paid was a communication mistake as we were building out an experimental feature, as the feature was not intended to be free from the start. Otherwise we have consistently moved features that were previously paid into free.

I cannot guarantee anything, but I think our behaviour has shown we won't suddenly turn around and make features paid that were previously free.