GitHub open sources Hubot chat robot
Source: GitHub GitHub has released Hubot, the company's chat room robot, as open source. The developers at the project hosting service say that the first version of the Hubot was used to help automate their company chat. However, over the past year it got "bigger and messier", so the team "decided to rewrite him from scratch, open source him, and share him with everyone".
It can be deployed on various platforms including Heroku. Adapters are provided for Campfire and IRC, but the developers say that adding other services like Hipchat "should be pretty trivial".
More information about Hubot, including download links, can be found in a post on the GitHub blog and on the Hubot project web site. Hosted on GitHub, Hubot source code is licensed under an MIT licence.