ActiveCollab goes commercial
ActiveCollab was/is the alternative to Basecamp. Ilija Studen, the developer of ActiveCollab, wanted a free alternative to Basecamp and promised AC would remain free forever. Things appear to have changed.
AC is no longer free, the 1.x branch never will be free. I don’t particularly blame him for choosing this route, he’s put in a hell of a lot of work and he deserves to reap any reward he likes from that effort; but it is disappointing in the extreme to see how this project has changed. It forgot why it exists at all. To be a free Open Source alternative to a for-money web service. The half-nod back to the original intent is the 0.7 branch remaining free - but no longer in development, and no longer linked or advertised in any way from the main site or the blog. that’s a shame, and it reflects badly on the project when something so fundamental and promised so explicitly is retracted and changed. I certainly would not trust Ilija’s ability to deliver on his intentions any longer.
So, are there any alternatives to this Basecamp alternative that do what AC was supposed to do?