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The Future of the Revive Adserver open source project with Aqua Platform

by | Nov 27, 2023 | Community, Featured, News

Following the announcement of Andrew Hill’s departure from the Revive Adserver open source project, and the subsequent announcement of the transfer of the Revive Adserver open source project to Aqua Platform, here are some remarks by the joint teams about the future of Revive Adserver.

Addressing Community Concerns

Understanding that such a transfer might raise concerns within the community, the teams involved in this process want to assure users and contributors that this move is driven entirely by a shared commitment to the project’s sustained success. The consolidation of activities into Aqua Platform is not a departure from community-driven open source principles, but rather a strategic move to ensure the project’s long-term viability.

A History of Collaborative Success

It’s crucial to acknowledge the longstanding collaboration between Aqua Platform and the Revive Adserver project. Aqua Platform has been a dedicated contributor to the project for many years, providing valuable insights and enhancements. Their involvement has extended to operating the entire backend of the Revive Adserver Hosted edition since its inception in 2018. Over time, an increasing overlap of activities and team composition has unfolded, triggering a discussion about the joint future, and ultimately leading to the agreement to consolidate all project activities under Aqua Platform’s purview.

Continued Focus on Development and Maintenance

Software development is a complex and resource-intensive endeavor. The transition to Aqua Platform ensures a prolonged stable financial foundation, mitigating the challenges associated with sustaining ongoing development efforts. This move underscores a commitment to the longevity and vibrancy of the Revive Adserver project.

Aqua Platform’s Invaluable Expertise

As a hosting company with hands-on experience managing enterprise-scale Revive Adserver installations since 2015, and founders that have been part of the community for 2 decades, Aqua Platform has been injecting a wealth of knowledge and expertise into the project. This firsthand understanding of the software’s intricacies positions Aqua Platform as an ideal steward for the continued growth and improvement of the Download edition.

Financial Sustainability for Development

Recognizing the financial demands of software development, the support from Patreon sponsors will be exclusively directed towards funding the ongoing development of the software. Aqua Platform will cover the remaining costs, in part from the revenues generated with Revive Adserver Hosted edition, and the rest coming from Aqua Platform’s own business activities. This collaborative approach ensures a sustainable future for the Revive Adserver Download edition.

A Bright Outlook for Users

In summary, the continuation of the Revive Adserver open source project under the umbrella of Aqua Platform heralds a new era. Users can rest assured that the software’s development and maintenance remains well-supported, thanks to the long term financial stability brought about by Aqua Platform. The synergy between Patreon sponsors and Aqua Platform creates a model where user support directly contributes to the advancement of the software.