tl;dr: Kohana website, forums, and Github will go offline on July 1st, 2017!
Time to Retire
After years of Kohana being largely left alone and having no active development, it is time to call a close to this framework and organization. Jeremy and I have agreed that 6 months is a reasonable amount of time to call for a real and final end to Kohana as an organization. We thank everyone for their support, feedback, and usage of Kohana.
Speaking only for myself, I am really proud of what Kohana was and how well it worked for so many people. To this day, I still hear about companies that are running production applications built with Kohana. In fact, a lot of the work I do these days is helping companies transition these old applications to more modern and mature frameworks.
What will happen?
On July 1st, 2017 ("retirement date") the Kohana website will go offline. This will include the old forum, this forum, and the main website.
Can ____ be preserved?
All Kohana repositories hosted on Github are open source and can be forked before July 1st.
Edit: @acoulton and @neo22s have volunteered to take ownership of the Kohana organization on Github. The organization will not be deleted on July 1st and will continue to exist if/until they see fit to terminate it.
If you want to preserve the Kohana website, the source code is available on Github. Please fork the repository if you wish to preserve the website source code.
If anyone wants to continue running these forums, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org to be provided with a Discourse archive. Hosting setup and continued upgrades will be the responsibility of whoever takes over! Discourse is easy to manage but does require a server capable of running Docker.
If anyone wants to maintain the forum archive, please email me email@example.com to be provided with a Vanilla Forums archive. This copy of Vanilla is outdated and insecure, so all logins are disabled in an attempt to prevent malicious use and spam.
What happens to donations?
All funds donated to Kohana and held by the Software Freedom Conservancy will be donated to the "general fund" of the Conservancy to help their ongoing efforts of supporting free software projects.
Now we exchange contact information, celebrate the success that Kohana had, and look towards the future of PHP7 and the great things happening in the PHP ecosystem.
Take care, and thanks for all the fish!