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2017 was a very active year for MODX: the MAB fulfilled its first term, international MODX hackathons were held in the Netherlands and Malta. We had two bug hunts organized by SEDA.digital & STERC and the MODXpo was held in the beautiful city of Minsk.
All these events brought together a lot of MODX people with a lot of ideas as an immediate result. We decided the time is right to have these in a new MODX release. Lead by Gauke Pieter Sietzema, Chairman of the MODX Advisory board, a plan was forged to release the next major MODX version: MODX3. This was backed by both MODX LLC and STERC from the very start. *
To make MODX3 happen, we are in need of the following things: Plan, People and Funding.
* MODX LLC is the company behind the code and they offer premium hosting with MODX Cloud. STERC is the leading MODX agency with offices in the Netherlands, Germany and the USA.
You can't build something without a solid plan. Gauke Pieter Sietzema took the liberty of writing this plan, based on all last year's input. The plan can be found here and is the foundation of MODX3. What's in the plan?
With the plan in place, we need people to execute it, capable MODX people. People who know PHP, ExtJs, UX, design, testing and writing. Gauke Pieter assembled a team of people from MODX LLC, STERC, and modmore to make the plan reality. The team includes people from these parties, but also people from the community like Vasily 'Bezumkin' Naumkin, who is the main developer behind modhost.pro, modstore.pro, modx.pro and famous extras like pdoTools.
We all have to make a living, and most of us do that using MODX. Therefore we need to give back to our beloved system, to keep it healthy and fresh.
STERC funds a big part of the MODX3 Project, who brought everybody together, wrote the plan and will hire people to do development for MODX3. MODX LLC also funds staff hours to finish MODX3 and was heavily involved in the preparation towards this project. We are proud to announce that STERC has been granted a KEI subsidy from Samenwerkingsverband Noord-Nederland. The subsidy is financed by the European Union, European Fund for Regional Development (EFRO), and the Dutch provinces Groningen, Friesland, and Drenthe. This allows STERC to hire some of the best developers worldwide for this project and work with STERC in our office in Surhuisterveen.
More help is needed though, and you can sponsor the project. You'll receive our eternal gratitude and your name on our sponsor listing and optional your logo on the website for your contributions. You can also donate.
Interested in financially supporting the MODX3 cause? Please visit the contribute-page and we'll contact you! Contributors will get an invoice from STERC, which also acts as a financial intermediary. We’ve got no sponsor packages, so any amount above € 100,- will help. Every sponsor will be named at our future sponsor listing (if you want to). Sponsors paying over € 2.500,- can have their logo on the website.
Do you want to donate, but don't want any compensation (logos, etc)? Any amount will help us. Donate now and your name will be mentioned on the site and release.
Required: € 214.540,-
Pledged: € 192.566,46
Check the full budget here.