First of I have to say I’m a bit worried about your announcement. I’ve been using owncloud since version 5 and I think it is the best cloud solution out there.
Your explanation does sound convincing and since you guys want to focus on community rather then venture capital I am considering jumping the ship. But I would like to hear from you some assurances before hand. Might be still too early but maybe you have answer to those questions already:
- How can you guarantee nextcloud will survive over next years? What if community or customers stay with owncloud?
- How can you re assure similar fork won’t be happening any time soon?
- You say migration should be painless, which makes sense since the code base now will be pretty much the same. Do you plan on painless migrations in the future? In order to move buisness or larger projects, we need to be sure where we are going, therefor a lot of us will wait to see how things develop. How long before codebase will differ so much migration won’t be possible? Do you consider creating tools to facilitate and maintain painless migrations in the future?
- Will app developers have to choose between OC or NC in the future? The worst that could happen is when community app developers have to choose between one of the Clouds.
I like the move to discourse