It depends on who “you” are. Are you a Developer / Community Member, a Consultancy, or an End User (Company or Organization)? Each has strategic advantages…
Developer / Community Member
As a developer and community member, this means that you can have and can communicate confidence that your choice in an application platform was a smart one! The already rich community and open source project will continue to grow and you will see DotNetNuke provide you with many opportunities as the framework matures and becomes a natural choice for companies worldwide.
As a consultancy, your investment in the resources and skill sets means that you will continue to hold a strategic advantage into the next decade. The platform will continue to evolve along with the tools in your “DNN Tool Chest”.
The new Professional license will include important additions such as indemnification and official (DNN Corp backed) support channels while keeping the liberal BSD license that your clients are accustomed to.
End User (Company or Organization)
As a company or individual who has committed to using DotNetNuke as an application platform for your business or organization, you have a new confidence that DNN will continue to grow and will not become a burden to you or your development staff.
The DotNetNuke Roadmap and commitment to quality releases ensures that you are using a product that will continue to grow along with your business needs.
It takes a lot of time and energy assessing different application platforms for your future development. You assess the marketplace, the consultancies who make their living developing and implementing solutions based on the platform, and you assess the project itself to be sure that it has a roadmap and a committed and active team managing the project. DotNetNuke is special in many regards, but one of its main strengths is the professionalism and vision of its creators and the community.
In the end, any company that receives Series A Capital in the middle of this economic sh%# storm clearly has a lot of potential in the eyes of the investors. The due diligence that accompanies every investment opportunity has painted a picture of a bright and profitable future for all those involved with DotNetNuke… including you.
This article is cross-posted from the AppTheory DotNetNuke Blog to the DotNetNuke.com Blog.