Forum to be closed down Apr 01, 2010
We have long thought about this and we don't do it lightheartedly but we will not provide the free and extensive support we have provided in the past anymore. Therefore we will close down the public forum by the end of this month.
Instead we will provide paid support only for users who sign in for monthly subscriptions. We are following the trend of paid content as exemplified by formerly free websites of newspapers like the London Times.
We appreciate the positive feedback of our users. However donations have become less and less over the last year while the traffic due to the success of Zenphoto raises our server costs constantly. Of course, there is also the hours we spend developing Zenphoto that are currently unrequited. We feel that this change is in line with what the "free software definition" says:
"'Free software' is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of 'free' as in 'free speech,' not as in 'free beer.'"
We hope you can understand that we have to do this to be able to further develope the best gallery CMS out there for many years to come. Zenphoto itself of course will still be downloadable for free.