Read the statement by Michael Teeuw here.
A New Chapter for MagicMirror: The Community Takes the Lead
Dear MagicMirror Community,
As we step into 2024, MagicMirror marks a significant milestone - a decade of innovation, collaboration, and growth. Ten years ago, I embarked on an incredible journey with the inception of the MagicMirror project on GitHub. It has been an honor and a privilege to witness this project evolve, driven by the passion and dedication of a vibrant and creative community.
However, life is an ever-changing tapestry, and with new priorities and paths unfolding for me, the time has come to make a pivotal decision. Recognizing that my ability to invest the energy and attention MagicMirror deserves is diminishing, I have decided that it is in the best interest of the project to transition its stewardship to those who can carry its legacy forward with renewed vigor and vision.
Today, I am announcing the transfer of the MagicMirror repository to a new GitHub organization. This move is not an end, but rather a new beginning - a step towards transforming MagicMirror into a fully community-led project. It is my firm belief that this transition will open new avenues for innovation and growth, ensuring that MagicMirror continues to thrive and adapt in the ever-evolving tech landscape.
I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has contributed to MagicMirror over the past decade. Your contributions, big and small, have been the lifeblood of this project, and I am deeply thankful for your support and enthusiasm.
As we move forward, I want to assure you that this transition will be smooth and thoughtful. The repository’s shift to a new organization is just the first step in this transformation. In the future, we may also transition other components of the project, such as the website, forum, and servers, to ensure that MagicMirror continues to be supported and nurtured by its community.
I am excited to see where you, the community, will take MagicMirror next. Here’s to a future filled with innovation, collaboration, and success.
Thank you for being a part of this incredible journey.
@MichMich I only found out about MagicMirror two months ago, and in that time I have setup four MagicMirrors in frames (I got prefab’ed), two MagicMirrors in Dockers, and one running on our main TV. One of them is going in our RV, with GPS, that will automatically update weather, weather warnings, tell you where you are at, and turn on and off the frame at sunset/sunrise, at your current location. I have one with my elderly father, where we, can send pictures to the frame, and it can show him the weather. Playing with MM forced me to do my first pull request on Github to fix someones module. lol
I just want to thank you on your work on MagicMirror and how much pleasure it has brought to our family.
Thank you Michael for creating this project, for the energy and time you put into it! You have managed to create a vital community project - as shown by regular updates and improvements to the core as well as the growing number of 3rd-party modules (there are now over 1000! ). Together with the community, you have brought joy and excitement into many homes around the globe
Happy New Year and all the best on your further journey.
@MichMich Thanks for all you’ve done for the project, and rest assured - it’s in good hands.
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thank you very much for creating this project and leading it to its great success over the last decade.
I still remember setting up my first try on a Magic Mirror over night while my wife was working a night shift years ago and working more than a hundred hours on an LED module with my good friend @Viatoris, just because it was fun and we wanted to give something back to this awesome community. Now that my wife and I built a house, I even have a special place on the wall for my upcoming mirror in the living room (with sockets and LAN connections behind it).
I‘m sure, this community is able to take the lead and will keep your great work up. All the best for you and your family!
Thankyou Michael for dedicating the time to bring this project o where it is today.
May your new priorities and paths be fruitful.
Thank you so much for this great project that many people around the world are using. Not only to get up-to-date information to you, but also to make contact with the rest of the world.
Thank you for your hard work, imagination, and dedication.
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I stumbled across the magic mirror in 2020, and my MM projects helped me to get through Covid-19. Our “main magic mirror” has become the central information point in the hallway, and all family members are happy to have a piece of jewellery like this.
I can only repeat what has already been said here: thank you very much for having realized your idea, thank you very much for making it known to the world and for sharing it with the world, thank you very much for your devotion and commitment to this project and all the support for everyone of us here.
Happy New Year and all the best for you and your family on your further journey!
May the code be with you
Michael, thank you for taking a wild idea and creating this wonderful community around it. I really appreciate all of the work you did to get this project where it is today. It has inspired me to stretch myself in several directions that I probably would not have gone if it weren’t for the potential of the magic mirrors.
We wouldn’t be here without you.