License Change + New Partner: Xojo
Off to a flying start! $50K is ambitious, but we’re almost 10% of the way there — thanks to all of our backers for your tremendous generosity so far.
We’ve received a huge amount of helpful feedback since we launched, and we’re listening intently. One of the main things we’ve heard is dislike for the GPL license on the basis of restrictions and incompatibilities with proprietary software. And you know what? These comments have been absolutely on the mark — if you are paying for this open-source software, why should there be any kind of limitation on what you can do with it?
So, we’re ditching the GPL, and we’re going to release Flarum under the MIT license. This means there will be absolutely no restrictions on what you can do with Flarum (as long as a copyright notice remains intact.)
We’d like to announce Flarum’s first partner: Xojo.
Xojo is a cross-platform development tool that builds native apps for the desktop (OS X, Windows and Linux), the web and soon, iOS. You can find out more at xojo.com.
Xojo have been a long-time supporter and sponsor of esoTalk, which is what they’re currently using to power their support forum. They’ve made a significant pledge towards Flarum’s development. We’re really thankful for this and we can’t wait to see how their community runs on Flarum!
We'll have some more updates for you in the coming days — stay tuned. In the meantime, please keep spreading the word about Flarum. We believe we can get there with your help!