A few weeks ago the domain registration for Portable GIS came up for renewal and I finally made the decision to transition it formally into retirement. This can hardly come as a surprise to people as it’s a while since I last did a release. I promised a blog post about why, so here it is! There are, as you might expect, multiple reasons for my decision, but tl;dr it’s basically positive, and says more about the progress of open source geospatial software over the last few years than anything else.