GroupOrg – Features: Yesterday I mentioned that the PHPCollab project had forked. Today, I find out that my very own open source project, InfoCentral, which I handed off to someone else two years ago, has forked.
There has been quite a bit of drama surrounding InfoCentral lately, with the guy in charge wanting to re-write it in Java, and no one else really that interested (this is all second-hand, but this is what I heard). So, about half the developers walked away from InfoCentral and created GroupOrg. They’re starting from the InfoCentral codebase and working from there, keeping the app in PHP.
InfoCentral is a good program but needs to be seriously-rewritten. I wrote the thing six years ago before I had done any OO programming, and its a mess of function-based code.
I’m happy these guys have decided to evolve it and keep it within PHP. They have both my thanks and my blessing.