Current status

We blog about the codebase periodically on the Official Ethereum blog and elsewhere. Here are some recent articles from the development team:

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.