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Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I announce that I cease all development and activity in the programming universe indefinitely. My career has reached the turning point I was not expecting for at least another year, leaving me highly off guard and without laid-out plans for this hobby's continuity. I have begun a 5-year residency program in Neurosurgery which is clearly not compatible, time-wise, with programming.

I gave in all my passion for developing, and you gave me back your loyalty and trust, even when I did not deserve that much. Now it is the time for payback. I release all my present and past work as Open Source software, in the hope some talented developer will continue maintaining and expanding my vision of a modern, sleek forum software. The intrinsic flexibility of MyBB is the true hidden gem of an otherwise outdated codebase; I do hope the project can continue and be updated complying to the latest coding standards.

I hereby thank Euan, kawaii, andrewjs18, Ben, Matt, Omar G., effone, Eric J., Devilshakerz, Wildcard, JordanMussi and all the other team members I have had the opportunity to work with when I was a MyBB team member. I thank Tomm M, my mentor, who inspired me to pick up coding with his piece-of-art plugins. And finally, I thank all of you MyBBoost subscribers who have helped me getting through my toughest university years economically.

Yours sincerely, Filippo

Farewell, 2019!

30 Dec 2019
2019 has been a rollercoaster for many people, including myself. Ups and downs with plenty of experiences from which to learn a lesson; many things have changed in my personal life as I am getting closer day by day to finally become a doctor.

I owe part of my journey to you outstanding people, whom have been supporting me economically in the last year. MyBBoost has grown yet again: BankPipe beta 11, Symposium beta 3, Letter Avatars 1.0.2 have been released side by side with great updates to existing plugins such as Flyover 2.4 and FASTyle 2.3. The userbase has skyrocketed and backers from all over the world have joined the party. MyBBoost has also been featured in homepage and a recent survey has certified the good work done on both the site and its content (you can still vote if you have not here: Give your opinion about MyBBoost and its products). Last but not least, the new theme introduced in May is incredibly stable and solid and has been appreciated by many interested webmasters.

I would like to personally thank all of you whom have contributed this year: @stefan72, @KayzioFR, @Pramo, @SrMorte, @"vnimvl | R#1337", @marto, @Serpius, @Gangst3r, @andrewjs18, @Michal Karmazín, @Razor | R3, @Yamakuzure, @newrogerns, @RustySpoons, @ianChrist007, @Sharree, @Jumpman, @Umbranox, @Omniscient, @Hebap, @day-day, @Isserley, @cdymlr, @Kenth, @milpress, @marktopper, @ShockPuppet, @Sebastien Garcini, @ZIZ, @Mr. Deltoid, @ProX, @SnowHF, @"jindermahal#1878", @Fanatica Greats, @Aurimas Savickas, @Claus Antony Bang Andersen, @"Audie#8787", @HelloMandie, @"sappy#1570", @"CaptConfuzed#0001", @Aristide Chypre, @aceman, @Alydus, @Dey., @RocketFoot, @floraiN, @Kavita Prasad, @"Tom H#2102", @Sir Twisted, @Sevence, @kbilly, @CptPercy, @Roughster and @Enes Palit.

These are a whopping 54 supporters! With 1266,58€ collected, you have helped me pay 5 months worth of house rent! The spare change has been donated to the MyBB project.

I am already looking forward to the new decade with great hope and dreams. In the meantime, I wish everybody a happy new Year: PARTY POPPER
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