Well, a little bit of history about JEM and JEMSA...:
It started as "Eventlist" by Christopher Lukes, aka 'Schlu'. It had loads of users, but all of a sudden the main developer and owner of Schlu.net disappeared from the scene, and eventually the website www.schlu.net
After that the forum was hosted by Julien Vonthron for 2 years, I can't even remember under what domain name. So when the idea of a new fork (JEM) came along we thought it was better to have multiple people controlling the domain name, so it would not be dependant on just one person. That is where the idea of an association (JEMSA) came from.
JEMSA had 2 board members (myself and StevenT), who unforunatly left 2 months ago. I'm on my own now, which is not the desired situation. So, there are 2 seats available in the JEMSA board!
All is just to ensure that the domain name (joomlaeventmanager.net) will be kept online.
JEMSA is funding the domain name costs by taking donations. The hosting is paid by myself since the beginning. But, off course we can use donations also to maintain the code, if we can't find volunteers that have the capacity to do it.
What we could do:
- send out a mailing to all forum users to ask for a donation because we are going to hire a commercial developer to rewrite the code to Joomla4.
- use the campaign on Startnet as an extra source of money (maybe use the Paypal donations account of JEMSA as it already exists)
If your experience with your Turkish developer is good, than I'm totally fine with that. Unfortunately I have the same profile as all the other users here..: I have good intentions with JEM, but I'm not a developer myself
I think it's best to create a clear goal on Github for the developer to accomplish. Using Github will also allow us to track the task list, test the results and approve the development as it progresses.
I really appreciate your initiative, so let's see if we can make the best of it!