Michele Locati is On Fire3 users found helpful
Those who don't subscribe to c5's github repository at
will be largely unaware of the work that's being done behind the scenes. Every morning my email inbox is choked with evidence of the core developers' work, and most of that seems to be c/- mlocati at the moment.
I encourage all c5 developers to subscribe, if only to be encouraged by seeing the love that the c5 code base is getting. Plus, you learn a heap, even if you don't understand 98% of it *ahem*.
Michele Locati is an incredibly valuable core contributor.
John Liddiard is the anchor of the PRB and marketplace.
For anyone who hasn't done this already, please "star" the concrete5 project on GitHub. More stars can increase the attention of GitHub projects. It also is a way of saying thank you to Michele, John, and the core team.
Also, if you are a developer and want to learn more about how concrete5 works and is evolving, it is highly recommended to "watch" the concrete5 project on GitHub.
The work that goes into concrete5 is incredible and I'm regularly in awe as to what is achieved.
Yeah, I cannot thank enough to mlocati and others in addition to the core team.
Honestly Michele's work has been amazing, most of the things he does nobody on the front end will really see, but for those who have to use the backend will really appreciate the work he has done!
Thanks Michele and the core team.
Also if you watch the github project you can see some of the new features that will be coming to concrete5 ;)
Open source projects exists because everyone that use them can improve them.
For example, if I use MS Office and I see something that's not working or can be better, I simply can't do anything except waiting for a new release and hoping that it will get fixed.
On the contrary, everyone can contribute to source projects, and the original authors (PortlandLabs in case of concrete5) have a better product for free. Sure, they don't make money in selling the product, but they can have financial support with services built around the product (like the marketplace, custom support, ...). It's a win-win IMHO.
Of course, "contributing" to open source projects may mean a lot of stuff: someone may be good at coding, someone else may be good with UI/UX (so can push developers to improve that), someone else may be good in spreading the word (a product used by nobody is like if it doesn't exist, it looses traction and it's going to be die).
So, I'm just doing 1/3 of what concrete5 deserves ;)
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to everyone who makes this the best CMS ever!
Please don't ruin the illusion!
And of course I stop (quite often in Piazza San Fedele) in a bar for an espresso :P