Some of you may be wondering about the availability of the two main projects featured on this site (the weblog platform and the photo gallery system). Neither are available to the public (unless you are a close friend or pay us lots of money).
Both of these systems were developed internally for two reasons:
- Solve a problem of our own (publishing a weblog or photos)
- Play/experiment with technology
The photo resizing/manipulation code developed with modest intentions has since proven valuable in other (commercial) projects. Similarly, the abstraction of layout/design from the system in the weblog platform is proving valuable in other projects.
We have toyed with the idea of releasing either or both systems. However, both systems rely heavily on our own in-house proprietary PHP development platform (affectionately called the PSeries). For now, at least, neither system will be released to the public. In the meantime, we’ll be releasing a few bits and pieces that we are able and willing to share.
Another option we’ve toyed with is selling either service (or both together) on a subscription basis. However, we’re not sure we want to get into an end-user support situation. There aren’t that many of us here and it’s not really our focus as a business.