Dear Community Members,
a lot of structural changes have happened recently to the WebsiteBaker project. Unfortunately some of the discussion surrounding the final decision made it less clear what the final decision was. As a result of the open discussion
about the future of WebsiteBaker, Ryan Djurovich made the decision to continue the developement of the designated sucessor of WebsiteBaker (formerly known as WebsiteBaker 3/WB3) under the new project name: PlatformRAD Open Source Edition
. This decision comes along with some risk and many opportunities for the WebsiteBaker project.
The WebsiteBaker project had a lack of leadership over the past three years and was not very active in recruiting new team members from the WebsiteBaker community base. However, active team members are required to properly maintain growth and continous development in all areas of an Open Source project like WebsiteBaker.
A small team of community members is currently working on the next version of WebsiteBaker - version 2.8
. This version includes several bug fixes and a small number of improvements. A primary objective is to show the community that the WebsiteBaker project is still alive.
The actual number of team members however is by far too low to develop "real new" features like an enhanced media center, state of the art user/group permissions, or to address all the features requested in the WebsiteBaker community forum. Beside the core development, team members are required as forum moderators, to keep the Help project up to date, to review and test templates and Add-ons or to work on a facelift of the WebsiteBaker project websites.
We believe the WebsiteBaker project has a future, if we can manage to recruit new team members from the community base willing to give the project a new direction and shape. If you are interested in taking over an active part of this great Open Source Project, fill in the form located here
ryan, doc, ruebenwurzel, pcwacht, ruud, aldus