You can use the upgrade tool which is even easier if you are on a current version of owncloud. Even though the article doesn't say anything about updating from owncloud, the first article I posted does say you can use this method on current owncloud servers. You just switch the update channel and search for updates.
The people that made ownCloud left to make NextCloud. Both products continued, but NextCloud grew and ownCloud nearly went out of business and for all intents and purposes doesn't exist anymore. But technically, it is still out there.
@LAH3385 Once the NTG lab is back up and running (should be soon) and I have some free time (I'm speaking at SpiceCorps Auburn today) I'm going to be playing with NextCloud pretty high on my priority list and will hopefully be able to make an automated install that you can just run, no knowledge needed.
Has own cloud officially made any statement? I thought that were still running for now
ownCloud, Inc. the company that we have dealt with and know was gone immediately (twelve hours.) Literally the company just closed down and everyone was fired. So we have no contacts there now. All of the people that we knew are gone.
ownCloud Germany is still limping along but has no communications channels as ownCloud Inc. handled all of that out of Boston. So no one has heard from them and there are questions about their ability to provide American services.
What is the conflict? That the commercial version is doing very well or very poorly?
The developers have never participated with the community. Their own forums is a waste of space. You would think that it would be a place to go to interact, but it is not. If you expect anything there, you will be told to go post it on github. It is strictly community only.
The founder recently left over differences with the company.
The public perception is (was?) that the community edition was severely looked down on by the developers.