When you’re a big company, especially one that makes its money on free web services and advertising, it’s very easy to say you love open source.
Open Source will get you nice PR, and you may even release parts of your code to get even better PR. Sadly, things don’t always work as you expect them to.
I’m afraid I currently have to stop working on EventPress — the open source/legal department at my new employer: FB informed me today that I’m not allowed to contribute to anything that is similar to a product offered by Facebook (events). Please feel free to fork and develop it further as you require.
Regards,[ here's the announcement: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/eventpress/olNCfNZfEP0 ]
EventPress is a well written open source plug-in that provides a non trivial feature such as event management to wordpress site owners. As event management is not easy stuff, there are not many contenders.
Apparently, Kunal got hired by Facebook, and subsequently had to stop his open source development right after.
It’s a real shame things have to go like that.