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Simple Machines Restructuring

Started by LiroyvH, January 19, 2010, 01:12:18 PM

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Dear Community Members,

Over the last few years, Simple Machines has grown significantly, and with growth come new challenges to overcome.  Our commitment and dedication to ensuring a professional, high quality, and stable release requires us to occasionally take a step back and look at what is and is not working.  In order to address those challenges and improve our workflow, we are restructuring our team to better prepare for our future endeavors and place people within the organization where they are best suited to achieve our goals.

We aim to make this transition as efficient as possible to the general public; however as with any reorganization, we expect a few speed bumps along the way and we ask for your patience and understanding.  This move will allow us to improve our development process and get back on track for releasing the Gold Release of SMF 2.0 as soon as possible, as well as allow our core developers to concentrate on the future of Simple Machines and producing quality products beyond a bulletin board system.

2010 is going to be a great year for Simple Machines, SMF and this community. Already with some changes in place, we have many exciting announcements to be made, and a lot of impressive work to show. We have positioned ourselves to ensure the continuation of the Simple Machines project against personal advancement and individual gain, ensuring we are protecting the very foundation of what we are, a team driven project.

We know some of you may have some questions, so below is a quick Q&A.

Question: Will SMF go paid, or is it in the works?
Answer: No, SMF will ALWAYS be FREE.

Question: Why are Simple Machines not embracing the free software movement, with licenses and an open structure?
Answer: We are always looking to improve our operation. Part of the recent proceedings have been to put the appropriate people in place to properly research and evaluate moves to less restrictive licensing, and more open structuring. We hope to post our findings and evaluate later on.

Thank you,
The Simple Machines Team
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This is a very general thread about this.

Is there a more in depth thread somewere about the Simple Machines Restructuring.

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Quote from: tumbleweed on January 19, 2010, 01:25:46 PM
Is there a more in depth thread somewere about the Simple Machines Restructuring.

More details about the restructuring will be released as we move forward with progress. This thread is to address the many rumors already around that SMF is on its way down.

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Simple Machines Restructuring ??

inside or outside ?


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maybe more positions opening up and new opportunities for all!!!  ;)

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