@nebulon I have been following this conversation and testing Cloudron for over a year. I would like to see it fully open source for the same reason that Wordpress and Joomla CMS tools are fully open source: more people will use it and create a larger ecosystem that floats all boats. I for one would like to use Cloudron white-labeled on my own servers for hosting CMS websites and email for small businesses. Cloudron, as easy as it is, is still way too complex for the average small business owner or even their web guys. I host several hundred sites for small businesses and they generally "have a web guy" or an agency that they pay to "handle the website and email". Usually there is one person in a small company or organization who might want to login to Wordpress to post updates but beyond that it's too technical. Even maintaining plugin updates and backups are "handled by our web guy" from their perspective but they usually fall behind and eventually get hacked. So my goal is to build a better tool for web guys that have lots of small business hosting clients like myself. But at the moment I don't see a path forward for fully running Cloudron on my own servers for "web guys" and small agencies, so I'm hesitant to pursue it and I'm exploring alternatives, but it is very close to what I would like to provide if I can find a way to make it work.
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RE: Why not make Cloudron fully open source again?
Hi @nebulon .. Joomla is a framework for websites in the same way that Wordpress is a framework for websites. Both are LAMP stack middleware tools for managing blogs/sites, and are used interchangeably for large and small websites of all kinds. I recommend officially supporting Joomla in the same way Wordpress is supported. Last time I checked Joomla is the most popular website CMS after Wordpress using on the internet today. ( reference: https://w3techs.com/technologies/overview/content_management/all )