End of an Era

From http://basieproject.org:

We have decided to wind down the Basie project and put our effort into Pinax, a collection of reusable Django components designed to simplify the construction of social networking sites. We made this decision because many of the things we want in Basie are actually common to groupware of all kinds, not just software project management tools, and because students working on the project will have a better learning experience if they are embedded in an active non-academic open source community. Our first contribution to Pinax is a repository browser component with back-ends for Subversion and Mercurial. We are now working on a mailing list component, which we hope to release in December 2010.

DrProject and Basie were a lot of fun, but now that I’ve left U of T, they’re simply not sustainable. I’m grateful to everyone who supported the project: the University of Toronto, the Jonah Group, Idée, Rypple, Rogers Communications, First Media Group, Red Hat, TUCOWS, Yahoo!, and Google Summer of Code. Thanks even more to everyone who turned that support into working code:

  • Botond Ballo (University of Toronto)
  • Jeff Balogh (University of Central Florida / Mozilla)
  • Liz Blankenship (University of Michigan)
  • Chad Cogar (University of Toronto)
  • David Cooper (University of Toronto)
  • François Fournier (Université Laval)
  • Heather Grant (University of Alberta)
  • Russell Haering (Oregon State University)
  • Eran Henig (University of Toronto)
  • Jackie Huynh (University of British Columbia)
  • Bill Konrad (University of Toronto)
  • Maciej Kozlowski (University of Toronto)
  • Derek Kwok (University of Toronto)
  • Pierre Lafayette (Qualcomm)
  • Alex Le (University of British Columbia)
  • Phyliss Lee (University of Toronto)
  • James Leung (University of Alberta)
  • Ian Lienert (University of Toronto)
  • Josh McCarthy (Memorial University)
  • Christian Muise (University of Toronto)
  • Nikita Pchelin (University of Toronto)
  • John Peters (University of Alberta)
  • Andrew Schurman (Simon Fraser University)
  • Dan Servos (Lakehead University)
  • Florian Shkurti (University of Toronto)
  • Guillaume Simard (Université Laval)
  • Noam Sutskever (high school, Toronto)
  • Tony Targonski (University of Waterloo)
  • Edward Tate (Simon Fraser University)
  • Chris Van Wiemeersch (Michigan State University)
  • Zuzel Vera Pacheco (University of Havana / University of Toronto)
  • Jason Whyne (University of Waterloo)
  • Greg Wilson (University of Toronto)
  • Blake Winton (Mozilla)
  • David Wolever (University of Toronto)
  • Veronica Wong (University of Toronto)
  • Kosta Zabashta (University of Toronto)

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