The Compiere troublemaker and Adempiere leader "red1" (Redhuan D Oon - @red1Oon) resigned: "I have quit as 'leader of ADempiere' . I have enough after nearly 4 years of battles. Anyway the legend is born. It shall have to die now." I have to say that it is not too surprising. The Compiere fork Adempiere had pure monetary motivations (despite singing the "open source song") and it did not work out for the community.
In my upcoming blog series, I will elaborate on the motivation for the Adempiere guys to fork and why they failed. Due to the recent purchase of Compiere, I had quite a few discussions with people interested in a revival of Open Source ERP. Maybe Consona sees that as an option too.
Open Source ERP has a future. The "competing" open source products are quite weak compared with Compiere - maybe it is time for a new start where the objective is to create a great product to compete against the commercial ERP applications and frameworks. The open source community also became more mature - with little support for "troublemakers" and the need for technical and business leaders.