Forking ActiveWidgets Grid 1.0.2 GPL
I am planning to create a new project derived from ActiveWidgets Grid 1.0.2 GPL. Alex has failed to show enough interest in promoting open-source version and this will be a separate (and possibly non-competing) effort to keep this wonderful grid live for open-source community. There will not be any commercial version of this project.
I created a group for initial communication and planning. It should be strictly for developers, tester, technical writers and those who are willing to put efforts with open-source spirit. For general support we shall setup support forums very shortly.
Last but not the least, if you can afford or need latest features; please consider buying latest version of this wonderful widgets kit http://www.activewidgets.com/licenses/. It will recover its cost if it can save few man-days of development efforts. Alex has done real great job and he deserve better returns from version 2.0.
I strongly believe that we do not have any right to flame Alex's decision of discontinuing open-source version. If you really want to keep it free under GPL - consider supporting this fork.
I volunteer as core-developer and project manager. Please specify your desired role when contacting me.
While I have some mixed feelings (like when your kid is grown up and leaves home :-) I believe it is much better solution than just keep open source developers in frustration.
In parallel to this effort I am going to continue maintenance of the commercial 1.0.x version (against browser changes, without adding new functionality) and could contribute the changes to the open source version as long as it makes sense.
Thanks for joining.
It has a much better open-source community than Yahoo.
Alex, you response to this fork is very honorable. I am glad to see you staying positive throughout all the negative energy from those who feel ill will.
So, if your "commercial" version is using code that originally was under the GPL, then all of the "commercial" code must now be released under the GPL.
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