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osCommerce is Dead: Long Live the NEW osCommerce Project

Nov 25, 2008, 16:47 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kerry Watson)

"Over the years, the unyielding management of the founder, Harald Ponce de Leon, forced team after team of developers to resign. A team of only two or three developers including Ponce de Leon have been ostensibly been working on the project for the past year, and one of them, Wendy James, was not active. Two weeks ago the only active member of the team Frank Heinen, resigned and Ponce de Leon fired the other, leaving founder Ponce de Leon as the sole remaining developer.

"Hail the New King: the osCommerce Project
"The New "osCommerce Project" domain name was registered on November 1, and the project was registered a few days later with SourceForge, the official repository for all open source development projects. The official description of "The osCommerce Project" on Sourceforge.net is "a new project dedicated to providing an alternative and active development stream to the old osCommerce project. Active members of the new project contain ex-Team Members of the old project as well as new active core members."

"Long-time team member and prolific forum poster and moderator Rhea Anthony, also known as Vger in the old and new forums, heads the team comprised of Bobby Easland (Chemo) - the best coder NEVER to have been made a Team Member of the old project; Rob of FWR Media; Pierre Rollins (The Bear); Edith Karnitsch (Terra) publisher of major updates to the osCommerce Pay Pal IPN module; and Monika Mathis (Monika in Germany), author of "Deep Inside osCommerce: The Cookbook."

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