Open Sourcing BricaBox

July 25, 2008   

Today, I'm excited to announce that BricaBox, LLC is taking the first steps to open source the BricaBox Platform.

Since I announced the end of BricaBox as a business last month, I've heard from a number of people that open sourcing -- or "freeing" -- the code would be a good way to let the dream live on. After speaking with with several folks in the open source and free software communities, I believe this is the right thing to do.

So, today I'm asking you to help me make the dream live on. The code isn't ready for downloading yet -- readying a large, once-private code-base with will take some time and resources -- but there are still several ways you can get involved today.

First and foremost, if you're a fan of our vision for the BricaBox Platform (see this great article and video to refresh yourself), we'd like to you be an early member of our community, where you'll be able to influence and/or take charge of important roadmap and development initiatives within the community of developers.

Join us today on our developer list, where we're already discussing next steps in readying the BricaBox code-base and debating which license to use.

Meanwhile, we'll be using Google Code as a place to organize bugs, tasks, and to-dos, so check that out going forward.

And lastly, having BricaBox open source will require some legal fees and hosting costs (we'd like to keep live, so people can see it in action). If you're interested in donating, please follow the link on the homepage.

We're very excited to start working on freeing and open sourcing the BricaBox code-base. While we have no expectations, we do revel in the prospect that someone else may. If you think you'd like to work with the BricaBox platform in the future, please join us today.

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