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Expression Engine going open source

October 25, 2018 12:11pm

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  • #1 / Oct 25, 2018 12:11pm

    Halogen's avatar

    Halogen

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    I just read that Expression Engine is going open source, and is now going to be free.

    https://expressionengine.com/blog/expressionengine-is-now-free

    Questions:

    a) Is the core / paid model just going to be one free version now? b) Who is going to maintain it? If it’s still going to be EllisLab, how are they going to stay in business, and afford to maintain it?

  • #2 / Oct 25, 2018 5:21pm

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    Derek Jones

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    Hi Halogen! We will have more details in November as the post mentions, but in broad strokes, yes. We are still maintaining it and will manage major version design and development. There will be a single version, fully-featured.

  • #3 / Oct 25, 2018 5:41pm

    Halogen's avatar

    Halogen

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    Gotcha.

    Excited for the upcoming changes. 😊

  • #4 / Oct 25, 2018 8:50pm

    Frederick Polk's avatar

    Frederick Polk

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    Why is EE going open source & free? What is the complete story, please?

  • #5 / Oct 26, 2018 9:09am

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    James Mathias

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    Hi Frederick, We discuss more detail in the blog post https://expressionengine.com/blog/expressionengine-is-now-free

  • #6 / Oct 27, 2018 2:41am

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    tbritton

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    This is indeed exciting news! I hope it sees widespread adoption of the best CMS out there! 😊

    Terry Britton - user since forever (since pMachine days!)

  • #7 / Oct 27, 2018 9:39am

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    Rick Ellis

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    Thank you, Terry! Cheers!

  • #8 / Oct 28, 2018 5:25pm

    UXspan

    26 posts

    Hope this step does not mean “retiring”.

    I do not want to be negative But I DONT feel comfortable about this move

  • #9 / Oct 28, 2018 7:10pm

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    Rick Ellis

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    Definitely NOT retiring. ExpressionEngine is the foundation of great things to come. A lot more will be revealed in November.

  • #10 / Oct 28, 2018 7:51pm

    UXspan

    26 posts

    Rick Ellis “I Trust You “, Cannot wait for November.

  • #11 / Oct 29, 2018 9:04am

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    Halogen

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    EE Team,

    Can I ask if you could update the license page, to reflect the new licensing model / Open-source direction?

    https://expressionengine.com/license

    Kind regards,

    • Jake
  • #12 / Oct 29, 2018 10:00am

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    Rick Ellis

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    License will be updated in November along with a product version number change, so there is a clean start rather than switching licenses mid stream. The core product requires a number of changes as well (for example, license number verification is no longer needed), which will be in place when the new license goes into effect.

  • #13 / Oct 29, 2018 11:08am

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    Halogen

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    Cool beans. Appreciate it. 😊

  • #14 / Nov 01, 2018 1:35pm

    Halogen's avatar

    Halogen

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    (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

  • #15 / Nov 02, 2018 9:17am

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    Halogen

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    At the risk of being vexatious, can I ask: Was there a new release that was supposed to be announced yesterday? Did I miss ze news?

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