BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

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Just in case you missed the blog post:
https://www.concrete5.org/about/blog/community-blog/big-announcement...

We're all pretty excited. Hope you are too.

frz
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Gondwana replied on at Permalink Reply
Gondwana
Let me be the first to congratulate Portland Labs here.

I'd assumed that this deal had fallen through since things had gone quiet on it for ages.

This could be massive. There's even a chance that this could be the turning point that lets c5 eventually dethrone WordPress (okay, probably not, but possibly).

I still feel that the volunteer community could do more to help c5. In part, the community has been restricted by Portland Labs' resource constraints. I hope this contract allows Portland Labs to better mobilise we troops (note that you have to start using Army-speak now). It would be a win-win (unlike most Army engagements).

Great work, frz and friendz. I'm elated for you—and us.
A3020 replied on at Permalink Reply
A3020
Congratulations to you and your team! I guess you did a really good job in securing this deal, well done. I'm sure this will restore faith in concrete5 for many of us.
core77 replied on at Permalink Reply
I JUST returned to concrete5 after a few years with other cmses and static site generators.

These are good news! I'm really happy to hear these and looking forward what will be going on here :-)
katalysis replied on at Permalink Reply
katalysis
This is excellent news, many congratulations to the core team and all contributors who have helped concrete5 reach this point.

I'm excited to hear more details on the future plans before too long.
MrLindau replied on at Permalink Reply
I had almost given up hope on you guys cause of the silence.
This deal sounds perfect! Congratulations! Looking forward to more info and maybe getting back to some version of that old totaly random.
Good luck!
okapi replied on at Permalink Reply
okapi
This is great, exciting news! It explains the silence of past years...
edbeeny replied on at Permalink Reply
edbeeny
Well done guys! looking forward to seeing all the changes :)
nebuleu replied on at Permalink Reply
nebuleu
You rock guys!

Congratulation to all your team and the c5 community for this ten last years of hard works.

Can't wait to see what you will do for the next 10.
mlocati replied on at Permalink Reply
mlocati
That's really good news: a rock solid company behind our beloved concrete5 can only make the whole community happier.

And thank you for the feedback, Franz. It's really appreciated.
C5DK replied on at Permalink Reply
C5DK
We here in Denmark is so excited and want to congratulate you. You have earned this and I hope to see concrete5 flourish because of this.

/Michael
Concrete5 Danmark
c5dragon replied on at Permalink Reply
c5dragon
Congrats, looking forward to what's to come.
typoman76 replied on at Permalink Reply
typoman76
These are really great news! Thank you for sharing.
It‘s so good to hear from you. Hope you find a channel to update us on next steps. Even if they are small. It‘s building trust.
All the best, Roland
OKDnet replied on at Permalink Reply
OKDnet
Wow! Great news, thanks for sharing so openly, and congratulations!
GFDN2017 replied on at Permalink Reply
Congrats. I hope that this secures the future for concrete5 for a long, long time.
Now if you would just produce a program which would convert my 5.6.35 architecture into concrete8 instantly, that really would be a miracle.

cheers
W.G.
ramonleenders replied on at Permalink Reply
ramonleenders
Are you dreaming? ;)
frz replied on at Permalink Reply
frz
simonchilton replied on at Permalink Reply
The tools Franz mentions are good. They're not easy to get your head around but do work if you persevere! I've done a bunch of 5.6.x to 5.8.x updates with only a few minor issues so far.
CMSDeveloper replied on at Permalink Reply
CMSDeveloper
Great to hear Franz!

Glad you have new opportunity's / resources for Concrete5. ;-)
frz replied on at Permalink Reply
frz
Thanks for all the kind words everyone!
olsgreen replied on at Permalink Reply
olsgreen
Wahooo! Congrats 😀👍
nisqually replied on at Permalink Reply
nisqually
Congratulations! Well deserved accolades as Portland Labs/Concrete5 has always been there for us and I can't personally say enough about the quality of this CMS product. We have been a customer since switching from Drupal in 2012 and I plan to continue using your programs/services as long as I'm Web Development Manager.
TMDesigns replied on at Permalink Reply
TMDesigns
Congratulation to you all at Portland Labs/Concrete5, always love the stuff you do and will always back C5
Dutchwave replied on at Permalink Reply
Dutchwave
Congrats Portland Labs/Concrete5! Besides that I'm happy for you guys in closing the deal, this sounds very positive for the future off C5! Good luck to you!
simonchilton replied on at Permalink Reply
Awesome news, congratulations Franz and the team! I've been using c5 since the start, built about 40 sites with it and still think it promises to be the best CMS. Clients always pick up editing their sites quickly and easily, unlike Wordpress and Joomla!

Well done and can't wait to see where you can take concrete5 :)
I'd really love to be involved...
dantheman replied on at Permalink Reply
dantheman
Franz and the team I am extremely pleased for you all. I love your product and I love your attitude.
Getting this contract must've been a monster piece of work and I hope you have time to breathe and relax a bit before diving in to actually fulfilling it.
Congratulations :-)
chm replied on at Permalink Reply
chm
This is great news Franz, thanks for sharing. I don't know all the details, but it sounds like quite a coup — obtaining the equivalent of substantial VC funding without the [unwanted] external control / restrictions. Nice job; a sweet deal indeed!

Thanks, and keep up the good work.

Charles
Still River Creative
http://stillrivercreative.com
Jonisimonpena replied on at Permalink Reply
Jonisimonpena
What a great news guys. My congratulations also to the team! I'm started working with Concrete5 a couple of weeks ago and I love it. As a graphic designer I'm working every night on my new business website. I can't wait to get it done. Keep up the good spirit.