Thank you for your kind words and offers. CloneDeploy has never been about money or recognition. I believe in open source software and the benefit it provides to the IT community. That's why my site will never have ads and the software will remain 100% open and free. Some of you are dwelling on the fact that I cited a lack of community contributions as my reason for stopping development. While it was a factor in my decision, it was far from the main reason. At some point along the way, it just stopped being something I enjoyed doing. The forums have a lot to do with that. Answering the same questions over and over can be exhausting. Many people expect me to do the work for them instead of putting the time and effort in themselves. The overall deciding factor was that I simply don't think CloneDeploy lived up to the expectations that I had set for it, maybe I tried to set the bar too high. There are still so many things that I want to do and it's frustrating that I haven't been able to get them done. Like I said I just don't have the time right now to take it to that level and it actually becomes a disservice to those of you depending on it. As an example, I still have not added support for macOS Sierra and it's been out for almost a year. It's not fair for people to just keep waiting and waiting for it to be supported. I had hoped the site would become a place to discuss all things imaging, not just CloneDeploy. To make a great resource for others to use for sysprep, driver injection , custom scripts, video tutorials, basically to share there stories on how they get the job done, and you are correct that I never really asked.
So, here is what I am willing to do. I will keep the site up and continue development but I cannot make it a priority to develop, I will do it here and there when I have free time. My time spent in the forums will also be very limited. 1.3.0 has been a big challenge and if I can get over that hurtle, providing ongoing maintenance releases should be fairly easy.