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13 January 2009, 18:58

Canonical's Launchpad to be open source in July

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Launchpad, the software that drives the Canonical open source, project collaboration, host site of the same name, is to go open source itself on July 21st. The Launchpad site is used to host Ubuntu and other open source projects. The news, announced in a podcast, would see Canonical make good on Mark Shuttleworth's promise at last year's OSCON that Launchpad would be "open source within 12 months". As part of the process of opening up the source code, a developer wiki has been opened to allow interested developers to participate in the process.

Launchpad 2.0 was released last July and Shuttleworth has been talking recently about the AJAX based redesign that Canonical's developers are working on, to make the process of working with projects and collaborators easier. In June 2008, MySQL moved to Launchpad. Other projects that use the system include Zope and Silva.


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