SABCnews.com: Shuttleworth Open Source Project at Standstill

“Schooltool, the open source schools administration project
started by the Shuttleworth Foundation, has been in limbo since its
suspension almost three months ago. Development on the project,
written in Java and originally planned to have a version 1.0
release in July, has come to a standstill while the foundation
looks for potential developers to take on the project.

“Foundation marketing and communications manager Kim Vosse says
a decision was taken earlier this year to stop in-house development
on the project and to make it available to the public with the hope
that someone else would take it up. She adds that the organisation
is still committed to the project but needs to concentrate on its
role as a funding agency.

“In a letter sent out to interested parties earlier this year,
the organisation wrote that the foundation was essentially a
funding organisation and not a software development house.
Therefore the skills of the staff relate to evaluation and funding
of proposals in the education arena and not to developing and
managing a full-scale software program…”


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