On 7 September 2007 the creator of ConTEXT announced he wanted to sell the project including the full source, copyrights, website and domain. In December 2007 it was announced that the complete project was bought and ConTEXT Project was set up as a company.
In March 2009 the decision was made to make ConTEXT open source but as of March 2013 the editor cannot support UTF-8 and has no future and is no longer under development due to licensing issues with one of its components.
^"Freeware Text Editor". ConTEXT has not been developed for a long while. This is because ConTEXT was originally written using Delphi which requires a licence for users to develop with the components used.