All of this information is simply my opinion, value it, or devalue it as you may ;)
So in case you live under a rock, DotNetNuke Corporation announced that they’ve raised Series A Capital through a couple of venture firms this week. This was actually announced this morning, so you wouldn’t have to be under a rock to miss it just yet ;)
As a DotNetNuke Core Team member, and owner of a business that lives primarily in the DotNetNuke Ecosystem, I think this is a great thing. Two years ago the DotNetNuke Corporation formed with the focus of continuing to drive the DNN open source project further into the future, making it strong and better for all users of the platform.
One of the things they quickly realized was they needed to build a sustainable business in order to be able to focus on that continued growth of DNN. I believe this round of funding will allow them to continue to do just that.
So here’s a list of why I think the DNN Corp getting funding will make DotNetNuke, and thus all businesses around or utilizing DNN better.
10. This new funding will provide DNN with the resources to provide better marketing and branding, this will go along way to help business sell and utilize DNN.
9. Better acceptance in the open source world, now that the Corp has funding perhaps some of the mainstream press who ignore open source projects on the Microsoft platform will take notice.
8. DNN Corp can hire more people, this will help offload some of the tasks that people normally doing development have been trying to handle such as conference organization and marketing.
7. More resources will allow for more growth of the framework
6. New features in the framework coming in the future will include multilingual module support and workflow/publishing capabilities
5. More books! The bigger DNN gets, the more books and better documentation that will come (I might be biased here as I am writing a DotNetNuke book now) There are quite a few books in the pipeline at Wrox currently!
4. Support! People are always wondering how to get DotNetNuke support, you can get it from the Corp, with the funding it will be easier and better supported!
3. With the newly announced Professional Edition of DNN there will be a DNN reseller program!
2. DotNetNuke is still free! Along with the professional edition there will be a community edition, with the same features, just without the support and services that the Professional Edition provides. You won’t have to buy the professional version, you can easily continue to use the free version as we all have been doing for many years. And best of all, it still open source!
1. Now Shaun Walker can finally afford to get a new headshot taken!