BlueGriffon news


I am very happy today to announce that my company, Disruptive Innovations, is now backed by AGB Venture Capital, a Belgian investor. This important partnership will allow Disruptive Innovations to focus almost entirely on BlueGriffon. Let me reaffirm here one thing about BlueGriffon : the editor is and will remain open source under the tri-license MPL/GPL/LGPL, and it is and will remain a xulrunner-based application. We will sell add-ons to the open source editor. Its predecessor, Nvu, saw massive adoption all around the world on all platforms. We expect to reach same success with BlueGriffon. We expect to give back to the community a content editor for the Web that matches the modernity, speed and power of the most recent versions of Firefox, an editor that will allow authors to implement efficient designs taking advantage of the most recent Web Standards and an easily extensible architecture. Firefox, Thunderbird, Songbird, Postbox, Instantbird, Miro, Komodo, Scenarii and many others. And BlueGriffon. We're glad and proud to be part of the vibrant and live Mozilla community.

Innovations + Open Source + Web Standards + Chutzpah. Stay tuned!


1. On Wednesday 31 March 2010, 16:14 by Nicolas Hoizey


2. On Wednesday 31 March 2010, 16:26 by shaver

This is great news, and a big boost for content creation! Congratulations!

Do you expect the BlueGriffon work to result in improvements to the core editing code in Gecko, and if so do you plan to integrate them into the mail Mozilla development stream?

3. On Wednesday 31 March 2010, 17:18 by sebsauvage

Congratulations !
This is good news.
I'm still expecting BlueGriffon.

4. On Wednesday 31 March 2010, 17:37 by Guid

Congratulations and big thanks to you guys to keep it under opensource licenses!

5. On Wednesday 31 March 2010, 17:48 by poisson

A belgian venture capitalist investing in your open-source software? How much money do they expect to make out of this great deal?

6. On Thursday 1 April 2010, 00:41 by Toe

Tricky business model.

Are you familiar with Aptana? They make Aptana Studio, a web development add-on for Eclipse (also available in a stand-alone bundle). They had a free/open-source edition and also sold a 'pro' version with a few extra add-ons. At this point, they've abandoned the pay-for pro version and merged its features with the free version. Likewise Jaxer, their server-side javascript system, is no longer being sold. (Their cloud service is now their only source of income, AFAIK.)

Granted, BG is more WYSIWYG-focused, and thus isn't in quite the same market segment as Aptana. But I'd still say it's a bit risky.

7. On Thursday 1 April 2010, 11:32 by Paercebal

Congratulations !!!!


8. On Friday 2 April 2010, 12:24 by BlinkT

le software n'a pas vraiment l'air d'être leur coeur de cible mais c'est pê une société qui "investit" sans se mêler de gestion


9. On Tuesday 6 April 2010, 05:39 by joliclic

Waouh, I have not seen this post before because I'm on the road, this is a really great news! congrats