Laminas Officially Joins the Linux Foundation
Today, the Linux Foundation formally announced that it now hosts the Laminas Project!
Our charter became effective on March 24, 2020.
This also means that you can now donate to the project via CommunityBridge. Our goal is to raise enough money initially to help fund somebody to work part-time on the project.
As our various worldwide economies begin opening up following the COVID-19 outbreak, we will also renew our search for entities interested in funding via a corporate membership model, which will help provide funding longevity to the project.
A huge thank you everybody who has helped make this step in the project's evolution possible!
April 2020 Technical Steering Committee Meeting
On Monday, 6 April 2020, the Technical Steering Committee for the Laminas Project held its second monthly meeting. An agenda was crowd-sourced amongst the TSC members prior to the meeting, and the meeting was held in the Laminas Slack.
You can find the minutes in the TSC repository.
A brief summary of decisions follows.
Transferring Zend Framework to Laminas: A Retrospective.
Back in October 2018, Rogue Wave Software announced reorganization of its Zend portfolio, including Zend Framework. The Zend Framework community was understandably shaken, and many were concerned about the future of the framework. Six months later, in April of 2019, Rogue Wave announced they would be transferring the project to the Linux Foundation as the Laminas Project.
A couple months before this announcement, in February 2019,
we started working
on a tool for transferring the project repositories to their new homes.
At the beginning, everyone thought the tool should be relatively simple, as
we "just" needed to change namespaces. But our goal was much greater: we wanted to
provide packages fully compatible with legacy Zend Framework components. We
wanted our new components to replace legacy components (yes, we wanted to
We needed a tool capable of much more than just "rewriting namespaces".
Inaugural Technical Steering Committee Meeting Held
On Monday, 2 March 2020, the Technical Steering Committee for the Laminas Project held its first monthly meeting. An agenda was crowd-sourced amongst the TSC members prior to the meeting, and the meeting was held in the Laminas Slack.
A new project for a new year
As the year and decade wrap up, we have some exciting news: we've just completed migrating the Zend Framework code to the various Laminas projects!
We are closing in on the final days before we launch the migration! Stay tuned!