Not exactly sure what you mean with referring to name and organization, but my thought is this: Mark Howard (mst3kroqs
) has already offered to continue development on the Chameleon plugin/theme under Geeklog. He has been working closely with Mark and I, and should be releasing something soon along those lines.
If anyone wants to do the same and take over development of Media Gallery, Captcha, Dokuwiki, vThemes, etc. or any of the themes that I have released for Geeklog v1.4.1, feel free to contact Mark or myself, and we'll get you the latest source code we have. We would be happy to see their development continued on the Geeklog platform.
We plan to continue to develop the above items under the glFusion
umbrella, but I would think that if anyone wanted to re-brand or re-name any of them (to help avoid confusion between the two projects) then we are all for it, as long as proper licensing and attribution are maintained. (And yes, that door swings both ways!)
The beauty about open source code is that this freedom is built in. I've said it before, and I want to re-iterate it again, I hope this separation will ultimately be a good thing for the community and for these two projects, and I hope to continue in the spirit of collaboration between the two projects. Mark Howard, and his work on Chameleon, has been a strong example of this open spirit of collaboration and we are grateful for it.
As mentioned previously, we've decided to separate because of differing philosophies
, but that doesn't mean that both can't co-exist peacefully and without animosity. Nobody is *right* and nobody is *wrong* in situations like this. It's just a different point of view we are offering to the community. Hopefully everyone will examine both solutions and use the one that fits their needs best for any given project.
Now, changing the subject a little Ben, I want to applaud you for putting together this Summer of Design
effort. I sincerely hope you have a great response. Unfortunately, I won't be able to participate, as I have my plate full with obvious other things. :wink: But I would like to offer you specifically the opportunity to take the reins on any of the themes that I have released for Geeklog. I think you've made some wonderful themes, and have a desire to see this aspect of the codebase further explored and developed. :shakehands: Feel free to email me if you're interested.
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