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Re: The future of Elve

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In response to the official press release, I cast my vote for open sourcing it. May it continue to grow in the capable hands of those who love it. Good luck John in your future endeavors and thank you for the wonderful ride. I have the utmost respect for you and the work you have done here.

I also think open source is a nice option.
CodeCore might be dead but Elve could go on.

It's unfortunate that John doesn't have to the time to continue development of Elve.  Of all the systems I've used, I found it to be the easiest to create drivers for and the GUI designer is one of the best. 

Open sourcing would be one way to keep Elve alive. I'm sure there's enough of us here that would be willing to dedicate some time to maintaining it.

Another option would be release the code for community development but keep a non-open source license on it.  That way no one else could legally take the code and try and profit from it.

I'm personally curious what the 2.0 beta needs to be considered a gold release.

As a developer of, which is also built on .NET, I sure would like to see the code opened.  If nothing else, we could use the code from many of the drivers to create more plugins for Open Source Automation.

I for one would love to see this go Open Source.  I think that home automation is still such a small market niche, that it is almost impossible to make a living on it's software.  But there is so much talent out there doing HA, that a real quality base like this could go a very long way.  And as Automate posted, it could be great to combine it with other OSS stuff already out there.


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