Big news (for me anyway): my employer, OmniTI, is allowing me to spend a minimum of 40% of my paid work time on the Solar Framework for PHP 5 (plus additional time as duty allows). The project remains open-source under New BSD license.

The agreement has been in place for several weeks now, and has allowed me to put a lot more effort into the project lately (as a review the SVN logs will reveal) while keeping a paycheck. At the same time, OmniTI gets to show its support for one of the many the open-source communities it has been able to build its business on. Thanks, Theo and Ciprian, for this generous allowance. I appreciate it, and so does everyone who uses Solar; I think it's a big win-win all around.

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