From: Arnt Gulbrandsen <info@oryx.com>
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Hi,

Abhijit and I are going to close Oryx. The process is an involved one,
but around October 2010, Oryx will be gone.

Because of health problems and past mistakes, we don't think Oryx as a
company is viable any more.

So we're gradually closing down Oryx, BUT NOT ARCHIVEOPTERYX. We'll
relicense it using either the BSD or Apache 2 licenses and continue
making new releases for years to come. We both feel obliged to keep
the existing archives viable.

The next release is overdue, but it'll have to wait until Abhijit's
elbow permits the necessary typing. Nothing in the diff is important
enough to skimp on our usual review process.

The mailing lists will move to aox.org now (you don't need to
resubscribe). If you filter, adjust your filters to suit:

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Arnt

From: Arnt Gulbrandsen <arnt@oryx.com>
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Arnt Gulbrandsen writes:

The mailing lists will move to aox.org now (you don't need to
resubscribe). If you filter, adjust your filters to suit:
To: announce@aox.org
List-Id: <announce.aox.org>
To: users@aox.org
List-Id: <users.aox.org>

This message should go out via the new list address.

Arnt

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Now that the change depicted in the subject line is completed:

On Thu, 25 Jun 2009, Arnt Gulbrandsen wrote:

Abhijit and I are going to close Oryx. The process is an involved one, but
around October 2010, Oryx will be gone.
Because of health problems and past mistakes, we don't think Oryx as a
company is viable any more.

Given that I consider Archiveopteryx to be one of the greatest software
products devised during the last years I was of course saddened to hear
about this decision. But then, there never has been a guarantee for a
company to directly profit from success of their products. Especially
since I considered Aox to be more of a base framework for others to build
solutions on top of.

The continuing trend of big corporations luring users by giving away
software and services for free (while cross-financing their expenditures
through the resulting lock-in elsewhere) likely affected Oryx as well.

Having restricted myself to the role of a bug reporter for so long I don't
feel particularly well.

So we're gradually closing down Oryx, BUT NOT ARCHIVEOPTERYX. We'll relicense
it using either the BSD or Apache 2 licenses and continue making new releases
for years to come. We both feel obliged to keep the existing archives viable.

If you still have fun please continue your work. It's very much
appreciated. Might well be that removing the direct relation to a
commercial company also helps with the adaption of the project.

Harri.