This is the most blatant “shot across the bow” for the Community version. Obviously, DNN is focused on widening the gap between versions and forcing community developers (the same developers that helped put DNN on the map) into one of the paid versions. Taking the modules off the market is crossing the line IMO. When DNN announced the Pro version I questioned how long it would take before this type of practice too place.
It began with two separate platforms and feature sets, then the purchase of Snowcovered, now the elimination of the two best modules on the market, unless you move to a paid version.
It is time to let DNN know how the “Community” feels, find other modules, or find other platforms to base our development. Trust me, we have to sell a DNN install, verses so many other platforms available. With the lack of competent and/or compliant E-commerce modules, the further divide in DNN code bases and the elimination of proven modules for the Community version, DNN is drawing the line in the sand. We will be faced with hard choices if they do not change course.
I wish I was shocked, but I am amazed.