We blog about the codebase periodically on the Official Ethereum blog and elsewhere. Here are some recent articles from the development team:
- Ethereum DEV Update: C++ Roadmap (February 2016)
- C++ DEV Update: Announcing Remix (May 2016)
- C++ DEV Update – July edition (July 2016)
- Ethereum Everywhere (July 2016)
- C++ re-licensing plan (July 2016)
We simplified the project naming at Homestead (March 2016), although some naming shadows of the past still linger. With the homecoming we have another name to retire - webthree-umbrella.
At the time of writing (August 2016), we are just completing our “Homecoming”, where the code has been reconsolidated into the ethereum/cpp-ethereum repository. From October 2015 until August 2016 it was split across multiple repositories under ethereum/webthree-umbrella
The re-licensing plan is the culmination of a very long-term plan to liberalize the core. An effort was begun in 2015 to re-license the cpp-ethereum core as MIT, but it was never completed.
This is a revival of that effort, especially with a view towards the potential for collaboration with the Linux Foundation‘s Hyperledger project, and with other corporations outside of Hyperledger who wish to build Ethereum private/consortium chain solutions similar to HydraChain. The Rubix by Deloitte project is an example of that approach.