Speculations on why ownCloud’s founder forked its popular product into Nextcloud – TechRepublic

The original developer of ownCloud has left the company and has forked the product. Jack Wallen considers why, and ponders the implications for ownCloud and Nextcloud.

With over 10 million community and enterprise users, ownCloud — a universal, on-site file access platform that utilizes your own hardware — changed the way developers and IT look at file access. So, it came as quite a surprise when ownCloud’s founder, Frank Kalritschek, as well as the core developers jumped the ship and formed a new company/product called Nextcloud.

Source: Speculations on why ownCloud’s founder forked its popular product into Nextcloud – TechRepublic