A New Beginning
As many of the community know, this project has had a few stumbling blocks and hardships. Starting with the move from Galleon Dragon to Fellippe Heitor, running the project, the limited funding, and technical difficulties, it has been a stressful few years. With the future in mind, we have decided to enlist the help of a business professional to help run the business side of QB64.
I want to be very clear; there are no current nor future plans to make QB64 a commercial or paid product. It will stay open source and free. Robert Carter of Carter Enterprises has come in as CEO of the project. You may also know Robert from the forum and Patreon as RCcola1987.
This move will provide better funding, support, and growth opportunities.
We got the QB64 project registered as a USA company and now have much greater protection from bad actors by bringing in Robert.
Fellippe will stay on as a volunteer community manager and front-end developer. Most interactions in the community will still be with the people you have already dealt with, and no member of the team is leaving.
By the time the community sees this, we will have already started the move of the website, forum, wiki, and inform sites to a new platform and have begun to make enhancements to the home page. This will resolve a few long-standing issues with our current host and future plans.
We have also added additional security to the project by making sure no one person can take down or block access to the project. In addition, there is now a plan to deal with the loss of a core team member.
Finally, we are adding a news section to the homepage. This will allow the QB64 Team to keep the members of the QB64 community up to date on what we are doing.
We have big plans for the future and need the communities’ help to make it happen. We all want to personally thank the QB64 community and the greater QuickBasic community for their support throughout the years.