The ASP.NET Forums Development Team present the beta 2 of the next version of ASP.NET Forums application yesterday. As Rob played a large part in making the ASP.NET Forums application in the past, so a lots of queries (and worries) arose in the ASP.NET community lately.. Fortunately, Rob came out and post a clarification:
The ASP.NET team has asked my company to continue to manage, run, and develop the ASP.NET Forums -- put another way the 'community' owner -- so the project is absolutely going to continue.
My vision for where the forums is headed is gigantic. I see an unlimited number of extensions and add-ons and a world where the forums is more than just a web board but rather a repository of data exchanges bringing together the best of email, web boards, and newsgroups. My vision is also for the core project -- what you see here today -- to remain and open source free project and to built it into the largest and most well known open source Microsoft technologies project.
It's really really a good news for the ASP.NET community!! So now, you will see a large logo displayed on top of the page and a quote of “The ASP.NET Forums Toolkit is an Open Source discussion system for Microsoft® .NET®, managed by »telligentsystems.” at the top right hand corner on all pages.