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Future of FAF.


Posted on September 25th 2014 by Ze PilOt

Hi,

This is the second post I will write as myself (Ze_PilOt).

As you read it last post, I feel done with this project.

It has been, and still is, a ton of fun to do. Sadly after three years of full commitment, it’s becoming a burden and it is time for me to move on.

Hopefully, after signing a written agreement/contract, a member of this community will take care of everything related to FAF (hosting server, domain name, source code,….).

So what is coming next for you? What is it changing?

The support inquiries, complaints or any kind of question related to FAF must be directed to the new owner.

On my side, I will help the new owner the next 3 months to understand how everything works, and make sure that everything keep working correctly.

At the same time, I will write a basic documentation & comment for a release of the server code as soon as possible under a GPL v3 license, including Galactic War of course.

As the server is code represent 40.000 lines of code, it will take some time before something reliable can be released. Please be patient.

For the patches, nothing is decided yet, so it will continue accordingly to the current plans, until further notice (meaning a patch release next month -october-, and one in december).

It is also very likely that the server will be upgraded in the meantimes (it has some HD issues once again this morning, hopefully fixed by Rienzilla).

Now, I will let speak the new owner so he can present himself ….

Hi everyone my username is Visionik.  You may have seen me around FAF.  To be honest I’m not all that great of an FAF player, but I really, really enjoy playing the game.  I am a software engineer by background, but for the last 15 years I’ve been an entrepreneur and investor.   I wanted to help move the FAF community, so I worked over the last two days to put together a deal that was good for Ze_PilOt and for the FAF community.

As part of the deal I put together with Ze_PilOt all of the FAF components will be released under a GPLv3 license as soon as possible.  I am also already working with the broader FAF community to create a plan for open group leadership of FAF moving forward.  It’s going to take some time to figure out the details, but in short I am not looking to be the single “new leader”.  I am looking to start a new era of group leadership.

I would like to sincerely thank Ze_PilOt for all of the work that he has put into FAF over the last years.   We would not have anything close to what we have today without his work.

If you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to contact me on FAF chat or on the forums!


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