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[Ayttm-users] Handover

From: Meredydd Luff
Subject: [Ayttm-users] Handover
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2003 12:09:06 +0000

Well, first I suppose I'd better introduce myself. Hello, my name is Meredydd 
Luff, I was one of the lead developers on the original Everybuddy project. 
I'm also the man responsible for EB-lite (including the registry system so 
fondly described by Colin as "the stupidest thing I ever saw" ;^) ). I'm here 
to lurk, mostly, and see how things are getting on, but if I ever undergo a 
fit of free time, I know the rough shape of the codebase reasonably well, and 
would be willing to muck in with you guys.

Anyway, those who are subscribed to any of the Everybuddy lists will have 
received the announcement I posted there the other day. For those who 
haven't, here it is. Basically, Ayttm is now the official successor of the 
original Everybuddy code base. Best of luck to you all!


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Subject: Everybuddy project handover
Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2003 12:14:58 +0000
From: Meredydd Luff <address@hidden>
To: address@hidden, address@hidden

Dear all,

        As anyone who has been following the project recently will know, 
on the Everybuddy codebase has effectively drawn to a halt, following the
recent prolonged server outage. The old codebase is therefore being
officially put out of its misery and end-of-lifed.

        Colin Leroy and others have created a fork called Ayttm ("Are you 
talking to
me?"), which continues under active development at
http://www.nongnu.org/ayttm. This is now the official successor to the
original Everybuddy, and will be linked to from the Everybuddy.com website as

        The Everybuddy project will, however, continue on. The rewrite that is
currently code-named EB-lite will become the main Everybuddy tree, slightly
ahead of schedule. Development continues apace, and we expect (ha ha) to be
in beta fairly soon - probably within a couple of months.

        As part of this transfer, Rob Lazzurs, who has served as project 
for several years, has decided to step down from his post due to sheer lack
of time. I have been nominated as his successor (*puffs up chest*), and would
in this capacity like to thank everyone who has contributed to Everybuddy
over the years, and wish both the Ayttm development team (many of whom are
exactly the same people) and the new crew of EB-lite the very best of luck.

Let the messaging begin!

Meredydd Luff

Everybuddy project maintainer

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