Today it is with great sadness that I announce my departure from the Flarum project.
I started Flarum as an open-source project back in 2014. Since then it has grown into a mature product which provides a great deal of value to a lot of people. It has been an incredible experience to lead it on that journey, and I am so lucky to have been surrounded by such a phenomenal team and community.
Open-source is a great thing and I fully believe in its mission. But it does come with certain costs and challenges, and it’s not necessarily the right fit for everyone. It has been a difficult decision to make, but I feel it is time for me to move on and take a different approach to my work.
I have decided to switch my focus to building a new proprietary, premium forum software product, expanding on everything I have learned from making Flarum. It is in its early stages of development and I am excited to reveal more details later this year.
Don’t worry – Flarum isn’t going anywhere. Franz, Daniel, and the rest of the team remain more committed than ever to pushing it forward, and you will hear more about what they have in store below.
I would like to thank the whole team of past, present, and future for shaping Flarum into what it is today, and what it will become tomorrow. @Franz has been with me from the beginning and I have learned so much from him, both as a developer and as a human. @luceos has ensured the project is continually moving forward with his relentless enthusiasm and dedication. @jordanjay29 has demonstrated great leadership managing the community and moderation team, allowing us developers to focus. There are too many other names to mention individually, but I am so grateful for your generosity and I will miss working with you all.
And to the community – every member who has asked questions, suggested ideas, reported bugs, provided support, donated money, or simply downloaded and used Flarum – thank you. I am honoured that so many people have given Flarum this much love.
I will still be around the forum and Discord, so don’t be a stranger!