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Premise Open Source?
Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:17 PM
Over the past year I have been contacted by several Premise users and an executive at Motorola asking if I had any thoughts about releasing the source code for the full Premise source (engine, tool chain, utilities, etc.) under an open source license. There appears to be at least some interest in taking the steps necessary to make this happen and FWIW, I fully support the initiative and am willing to help in any way I am able to influence Motorola in that direction.
A project like this requires more than community of interest. It would require at least a few people with the skill, time and energy to organize the petition effort and manage the project.
Please provide your thoughts on this.
Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:30 PM
I would like to think that the current users in this forum, combined with the users that would be attracted by an open-source solution and the related cost savings would provide enough of a community to keep the open-source project afloat.
I have full intentions of becoming a full-fledged “advanced” user of Premise and would support this cause in any way possible including helping organize the petition effort. Because of my lack of knowledge of the product, I would prefer to leave the management of the project up to the “pros”.
It will be interesting to see the response to this thread.
Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:46 PM
I am not a coder, but I would be glad to provide a website, with whatever is necessary to give the project a home, etc.
I still believe that Premise was light years ahead of everything else out there. All it needs is more people involved. Opening up the source would certainly be a big step in that direction.
Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:50 PM
Funny, I was just thinking that it had been long enough that open-sourcing Premise might be possible.
And I would hope that it would include what was to be V3.0
Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:39 AM
I would be MORE than happy to take on some role in getting Premise Open Sourced! It has a bit of a following, as evidenced in the forums, and Open Source would help those of us trudging along...
Open source seems to be more and more the path forward - given it's age, it would seem Premise would be a natural fit for the effort.
I guess the first step is for people to PM if they are interested in having Premise open sourced - then I can start to get an assessment of what interest is out there...
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:08 PM
Now that there is a zwave driver I've considered going back to it several times but would really miss HS' HSTouch as flawed as this product is.. If Premise were to go open source I'm sure we could hack up a reasonable touchscreen interface or the ability to use HTML5 or something similar.
Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:33 AM
I just started with Premise and was blown away by how easy it was to implement. There are already a couple users on this forum who support it and, honestly, without their help I can't say that I would have stayed with it. If it went open source and was able to be updated I think it would be THE product to use.
Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:20 AM
I can also make an announcement on the front page, to drum up more interest.
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