According to Telligent’s Scott Watermasysk (@scottw),  GraffitiCMS is going to be announced as Open Source Software (OSS) this coming December.

ScottW Tweet about GraffitiCMS going OSS
ScottW Tweet about GraffitiCMS going OSS

 

I am happy to announce GraffitiCMS will be released as open source on Dec 11, 2009. More info will be posted as the date nears.

I really did like GraffitiCMS, but Telligent’s lack of communication really soured me, and others on the future of the product.

I think it’s good that Telligent decided to put the code in the public if they felt they could not support the product itself in house.  I really do hope that the community can embrace it, and build a good ASP.NET platform for people wishing to deploy their own sites.

Update:

It looks like it won’t take long for those using GraffitiCMS to try and organize with forward looking conversations of what can be done with GraffitiCMS based upon the threads at the GraffitiCMS forum.  Good luck guys!

  • Robert McLaws

    I honestly don't think it's going to go anywhere. Open-sourcing it is a total copout. It's a pretty half-assed product, and too many people have moved on for an open-source version to go anywhere. Now that Azure runs MySQL and WordPress, there really isn't much reason to use a Telligent product for any small-to-medium blog site.

  • Jef

    I think it's good as it does give options to those who have chosen GraffitiCMS to have some semblance of future for their deployments. The other option was Telligent letting it die on the vine, and leaving those deployments to suffer.GraffitiCMS might become a YAOS (Yet Another Open Source) project that goes no where, but it's something I suppose.I highly doubt I would compelled to switch back, but I do know some really good devs who were excited about GraffitiCMS, so maybe I'll be surprised.BTW – Any good articles on running WP on Azure? 🙂 I saw the headline floating around, but didn't really look into it. It does sound very interesting though.

  • Jef

    Also, I really, really, really hope they didn't just give out an arbitrary date again like they did in the past about GraffitiCMS! I hope they learned that lesson, and will actually follow through and announce something.

  • Robert McLaws

    I honestly don't think it's going to go anywhere. Open-sourcing it is a total copout. It's a pretty half-assed product, and too many people have moved on for an open-source version to go anywhere. Now that Azure runs MySQL and WordPress, there really isn't much reason to use a Telligent product for any small-to-medium blog site.

  • Jef

    I think it's good as it does give options to those who have chosen GraffitiCMS to have some semblance of future for their deployments. The other option was Telligent letting it die on the vine, and leaving those deployments to suffer.GraffitiCMS might become a YAOS (Yet Another Open Source) project that goes no where, but it's something I suppose.I highly doubt I would compelled to switch back, but I do know some really good devs who were excited about GraffitiCMS, so maybe I'll be surprised.BTW – Any good articles on running WP on Azure? 🙂 I saw the headline floating around, but didn't really look into it. It does sound very interesting though.

  • Jef

    Also, I really, really, really hope they didn't just give out an arbitrary date again like they did in the past about GraffitiCMS! I hope they learned that lesson, and will actually follow through and announce something.

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  • Robert McLaws

    hey pbviously did not learn that lesson if they announced a date before they actually had anything ready. They should have not said anything until it was already released.

  • Robert McLaws

    hey pbviously did not learn that lesson if they announced a date before they actually had anything ready. They should have not said anything until it was already released.

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