Hi @attzonko and welcome to the community!
A couple of responses to your questions:
Well, I guess I am biased as I am employed by Acquia as the Mautic Project Lead, but I can tell you that Acquia has absolutely no plans to stop supporting the community and Open Source project.
The last 18 months have been a little bumpy after the acquisition, but we are making real progress in the community, with a governance model, teams that are taking up responsibility and driving things forward, and regular monthly releases. There’s a lot still to do, but things are definitely moving forward, and we welcome anybody who would like to help us drive things forward in whatever way you can!
At MautiCon (our first world conference!) I’m going to be sharing a bit about the longer term vision for Mautic which I’ve been working on with the Project Team and the folk at Acquia in my session.
We’ll also have a deeper dive into the technical side of what was learned from the ‘Mautic 3’ process, where we want to go with the project from the development perspective (both in the community, and at Acquia) and the challenges that we’re going to face in getting there from @alanhartless who is the engineering lead for the Campaign Studio (as was Mautic) team at Acquia. So that’s definitely the ‘place to be’ to learn more about the longer term side of things. Find out more at mauticon.mautic.org - hope to see you there!
Well, as above. We have a clearly defined release schedule which we’ve stuck to so far - we make bug fix releases monthly, feature releases quarterly, and breaking change releases annually as required.
Acquia is working on being able to have more engineering time to support the community - at the moment it has been a bit of a struggle between client commitments, ramping up the new team (the engineering team has nearly doubled for Campaign Studio but it takes time for the new recruits to get up to speed and familiar with the codebase) and supporting Acquia’s migration from Marketo to Mautic which took up a lot of the team’s time.
We are actively working on ways to enable the growing engineering team to be more active within the community in the coming months and hope to be appointing a technical community manager by the beginning of next year which will also enable more contributions.
We’re also seeing lots of other companies and individuals stepping up and contributing back to Mautic. If you haven’t read the quarterly round-up reports, I have been sharing how we’re doing on that:
Q1 | Q2 | Q3
If you have any further questions you’re absolutely welcome to hop into one of my office hours where we can chat in person - they run weekly either at 7am Wednesday or 3pm Thursday.
Here’s the Zoom links:
Office Hours with Ruth Cheesley EMEA/Americas - Fortnightly Thursdays at 1500hrs UK time Link to join: https://acquia.zoom.us/j/98583607751 (Password: 815478) - Next one is 29th October.
Office Hours with Ruth Cheesley APJ - Fortnightly Wednesdays at 0700hrs UK time Link to join: https://acquia.zoom.us/j/91119231380 (Password: 502111) - Next one is 4th November.
Thanks for asking these questions, it is important that we’re all able to voice our concerns and have them heard.