Today it was announced that Zend Framework is being rebranded as the Laminas project. (drawn from the meaning “a thin layer”) Along with the rebrand came some other important changes as well. Yes, this includes Expressive and Apigility, so continue reading.
Zend Framework is one of the largest and oldest PHP frameworks and has become a staple for enterprise development around the world. As of April 2019, it has over 400 million lifetime downloads of all packages associated with the project, which has seen a 4-fold increase in just the last 2 years alone. Despite this amazing track record, up to now the project has been supported and guided single-handedly by Zend Technologies, and later Rogue Wave Software.
Therefore, to continue this growth and receive the best support possible, the Zend Framework team is announcing that all projects under that umbrella will rebrand to a newly formed “Laminas” project“, which aims to continue its mission as an open source project hosted by the Linux Foundation. The transition will enable more companies to provide support for the projects they’ve come to depend on and help them continue to grow. As part of this transition, it is important for them to differentiate the open-source project from the Zend commercial brand. Therefore, the new name “Laminas” project was created.
As part of this move, the Expressive microframework, Apigility API framework, as well as the MVC framework, will all be part of the Laminas project.
I will try to add more details as they become available to us all, and will likely also do a Twitch stream and YouTube video with
Support Laminas Project
For more information, please see the new site dedicated to the Laminas project, and if you would like to become a member and/or support the project at the Linux Foundation (their blog post), please join and become a member.
Impact on current users
The framework team is working on scripts and tools to help users update namespaces and vendor packages with the renaming. See the video below for more info.
I added this, and a little more content about the Zend Framework rebranding to the Laminas project under the Linux Foundation. Check it out below.