hello, some days ago Russian Yii comminuty decided to start gathering of money (total sum - 400$) for buying license for beautiful WYSIWYG redactor (created by Imperavi Team Developers).
Here is the link:
We want to buy OEM type of license what means, that everybody who is using Yii will be able to use this redactor for free (it terms of official extension). If you want to help with this start-up, plz contribute your “1 dollar” to accomplish our goal
I think everybody is waiting for others, as is no point of donating if we can’t get it soon enough for our projects and we end up buying the developer version anyway. In addition, peoples may need it for other kind of projects, so would be nice if you can coordinate the integration with other platforms. I can help with a WordPress plugin, I’m sure we can have some other.
You just need to be very clear in how you’ll use it to maximize the benefits.
So here it is my proposal: let’s pledge some money to this and when we get the remaining $200 we all send them and we get the extension by Xmas.
Which one is official, which one will be supported and further developed in the future and therfore – which one new projects should use?
Are other (than official?) extensions also covered by OEM license purchased by the community?
It would be nice, if other extensions authors would decide / inform users on their extension’s websites, whether they’re going to continue their work on their own versions of extensions or stop development, use their time to further develop “official” extension and place some info on extension’s website.
It seems that we have a little bit of mess with Redactor (or am I the only one that sees things like that?) and it would be nice to clean things out.
I know, that you can use Redactor with any extension / application / project you’d like.
I’m just asking, if there is any reason behind keeping alive and maintaining three different extensions, that provides Redactor to Yii users? Someone could get confused, which one to use. Or am I wrong?
Wouldn’t be better and easier to declare one official extensions and ask other extensions’ authors to contribute to it, instead of wasting time to support three different? Of course, we can’t force anyone to do so, but we my suggest something like that, right?
If we already had two Redactor extensions in Yii repository, what caused Samdark to create third one, after purchasing OEM licensee?
I also belive that maintaining only one extension for a particular library is the best solution.
But, on the other hand, I don’t want to discourage anyone (like you), who did a lot of work on own version, to just simply stop working on it. That would be unfair with both you (as the author) and all the users, that are still using it and maybe are not interested in switching into official one.
But, then again, having two similar extensions isn’t that good either.