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CKEditor Forever Open Source!

On April 1st we posted an article about CKEditor closing its source code. This was obviously an April Fools joke, or more precisely an opportunity to use satire to remind the community of our Open Source position. CKEditor is not going commercial and has no intention of ever doing so. CKSource is also not cooperating with any government agency!

CKEditor has been a staunch advocate of Open Source for the last 11 years and will always continue to promote the principles of openness and freedom online. It’s this philosophy that made us (and by us I mean the community) one of the most popular WYSIWYG editors.

We appreciate the comments expressed by the community (good or bad) as it shows you truly appreciate the fact that CKEditor is Open Source. It’s community involvement that keeps such projects going. Seeing active people behind those concerns makes the team that much more motivated, so thank you!

The core team is very enthusiastic about the future. Besides the upcoming 4.4 and 4.5 releases, CKEditor 5 is also in the works (Open Source, of course). We’re also developing an Open Source JavaScript testing framework!

Additionally, being Open Source is one of the main reasons CKEditor will be included by default in the upcoming Drupal 8 release. Keep your eye out for Drupal 8 beta; it should be out soon!

All of the above will be Open Source because open code promotes a broader peer-review process, and this in turn makes applications more reliable, secure and flexible. 

Again, CKEditor is not going commercial, and never will. The team will continue to be an advocate of the Open Source philosophy because openness and freedom represents the future - our future… your future.

Please leave comments below on this and how you see Open Source doing in years to come.

CKEditor Weekly for April 07, 2014
April Fools: CKEditor No Longer Open Source