ExpressionEngine is now open source (open source has won) ↦
This hits close to home — I was a heavy user/developer around ExpressionEngine from 2006-2008. I’m happy to see them come around to embrace an open source model.
When Rick Ellis, founder of EllisLab, was asked on Twitter “Why open source?” he simply said:
Open source has won. It’s not even a contest anymore.
Here’s a note shared with us from Derek Jones, CEO of EllisLab:
[ExpressionEngine] a popular commercial CMS with 15 years of continuous development has taken a huge leap and gone open source after watching the closed-source CMS market continue to shrink while simultaneously getting more crowded.
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UI/UX Designer and Developer. Future private detective. I now have a dog.
This is interesting considering that Craft CMS – which has taken considerable market share and user base from EE (as far as I can tell) – is neither free, nor open source.
ExpressionEngine and WordPress Developer
I’m an ExpressionEngine developer who has worked on EE since version 1. Looking back on this change, it was a great move. I’m excited about where the CMS is going these days. However, with new owners in the past year or so, I do wonder if EE will remain open source. We’ll see…