After much deliberation, I have made the decision that I will no longer be developing WebCipher. My apologies to the supporters and fans of WebCipher who have offered their feedback and suggestions for the program over the past 3 or so years. Also, thanks to Anthony Carapetis who made the awesome WebCipher logo.
There were three main reasons why I decided to discontinue development of WebCipher:
- With my other commitments (University, Time Sheet and my life in general), I no longer have the time to actively maintain this project.
- Unfortunately, I received no donations for the work I put into WebCipher. The compensation received simply does not justify the work put in (which was a lot). This is especially important when you’ve got other work to do (see the aforementioned point).
- A lack of active participation. There have been no blog comments and only a few topics created in the WebCipher Forums, and this is a giant signal that there is ailing support for this project.
I understand that there will be some annoyed and disappointed people, but I ask that you respect my decision and understand that this is not a decision I have made lightly. It has come after much consideration on my part, and it is a necessary step for me to take.
To those of you who may be asking, at this stage, I will not be open sourcing this project. I may at a later date and, if I do, information will be available here.
I will be taking down the forums and the rest of the website later today, leaving only this blog. All requests to the WebCipher website (excluding requests to the latest version below) will be redirected here.
If you still want to use the latest available version of WebCipher (Beta 2), you can download it from here. If you have any questions, please reply to this post below.
That’s a wrap. Again, thanks for the support over the years.