As we began thinking about a move from our current community platform to Khoros—soon to be the home of the Canvas Community—we saw an opportunity to realign our current goals and strategies in community input and communication with our Product and Engineering teams. To recap, our two main goals are to provide a way for Canvas users to understand what Product and Engineering are working on, and to give users opportunities to provide input in efficient and effective ways. These two goals have driven every design decision in building out the new community platform.
As we get closer to launching the next community platform we are ready to begin sharing more specific information than we felt ready to share in New Community Almost Here, which we posted on June 22nd.
On August 29th, online community platform provider Lithium announced that they entered into an agreement with Jive to acquire Jive's external community management business. The Canvas Community is currently hosted in Jive's community management platform.