Hi there Diesl,
Thanks a lot for your reply and your insights. I have to say I'm very happy with the stuff you wrote, because it's hitting the nail right on the head.
Let me answer your most important points:
Does that mean the original developer ist not contactable or not willing to hand over the project? Just curious ...
Oh, well, this is a long story. The original developer of Eventlist is Christoph Lukes. Last November, before we decided to fork the project I gave it a 'last shot' to contact him. Much to my surprise he responded and agreed we should bring the forum back to Schlu.net and go for the community model. I even did lots of preparations for that and Christoph gave me backend access to Schlu.net.
For some unexpected reason all communication with him stopped after a few mails. No idea why this is, and I'm even worried something serious is wrong. But so be it. I waited for 2 months to change the plan. If ever he reports back I'm more than willing to transfer the forum back to Schlu. Eventlist is his intellectual property.
Why did you choose the name when you don't know whether it will be accepted? If they don't like it, you have to get another name, domain, etc. And there will be even more confusion. And I just found out there is already an extension named "Event Manager" ...
The aim of this new site is to safekeep the forum and make it possible to transfer again if needed. We are fairly confident the domain name can be kept (like joomlacontenteditor.net) but we may have to change the product name. I still think JEM is very acceptable. But let's just see what OpenSourceMatters come with. And yes, we have to (and will) change again if the name is not accepted. The listing on the JED is holy. Without that this extension can't survive on the long term. Most members here agree on that.
I think many people just give up searching. A comment at JED pointing here would be a good solution.
Very true, but alas impossible. The only person in the world that has access to the Eventlist listing on the JED is Christoph. And we can't expect anything there alas.
For that reason the domain name of this site will be carried over to an association that will be formed as soon as we have agreement by OpenSourceMatters on the name.
By the way, Schlu.net is pointing here (I still have backend access)
For the rest of your remarks:
- a page where all the important facts are listed,
- a wiki
- a link to the old eventlist versions 1.1.x, 1.0.1 and 1.0.2 with a proper description when to use which version.
- links to the addons, maybe?
- a link to the current repository.
- a bug tracker? Please add a link
- a roadmap with the next steps
I can only say Yes Yes Yes!
They are all the next important steps. Time is our biggest enemy at the moment
In a few days we will send an email to all forum subscribers to let them know about this move. Main priority now is some security/spam issues and a few template things.
If you feel you could assist in any way...: please let us know!