Update on OSCELOT and where to find the project you are after.

Document created by scott.hurrey on Feb 2, 2018Last modified by scott.hurrey on Feb 2, 2018
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To be clear the OSCELOT projects site has not been shutdown - OSCELOT moved it's projects site to GitHub at: OSCELOT, Inc. · GitHub


Project contributors have been asked to migrate their repositories to the new GitHub site.


Per the projects-archive homepage:

OSCELOT community,

As a volunteer-led organization, OSCELOT has been in existence for more than eight years. In "computer years" that makes our organization approximately 173 years old. In that time, even as standards, LMS environments, and technology has evolved; OSCELOT has stayed pretty constant. We're proud of our community and the work that you do to improve teaching & learning around the world. Now it's time for us to update the resources we're providing and see what we can do to keep moving forward.


We're going to be offering some new services (without charge), and turning off some things we haven't been able to devote enough time to. Here's the plan so far:


  • Repositories:
    • It's time to move on from our old Gforge instance.
    • The Gforge environment you have reached is available for reference only and to enable migration to https://github.com/oscelot/
    • This is not a production environment and should never be expected to be available.
    • We will maintain this archival copy until approximately July.
    • We've created a non-profit organization for OSCELOT on GitHub.
    • It's up now and you can start using it immediately: https://github.com/OSCELOT
    • Please migrate your own projects from Gforge to the GitHub organization
    • This guide: http://virtualplants.github.io/contribute/devel/git-svn.html may be a helpful resource
    • The projects.oscelot.org domain now redirects to the github organization
    • To request access to either (or both) the Slack and Git resources, please visit http://request.oscelot.org/
  • Correspondence:
    • Through the growth of LTI and the expansion of more LMS over the years, our community has expanded and is no longer concentrated in a single platform. Because of this, we've created a new list via Google Groups for developers to collaborate. Google Groups allows us to provide a general list, along with specific categories for Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle, or other categories we may want in the future. During the awkward transition period, I expect that there will be a lot of cross-posting.
    • The group exists now and you can start using it immediately: http://groups.oscelot.org
    • The address is developers@oscelot.org
    • The current bb-open_src@lists.vcu.edu is generously hosted by VCU and I would expect that it's not going anywhere if you want to keep using it.
    • Slack is a great tool, powered by a great organization, so we're pleased to start offering a Slack channel to augment the listserve
    • The Slack channel is available immediately at http://slack.oscelot.org/
    • Of course, the general rule is to be supportive of & helpful to each other
  • Web presence


We're excited for the refresh and for you to join us for the next 173 computer years!



Paul Erickson

President/CEO OSCELOT, Inc.




OSCELOT Board member on behalf of OSCELOT :-)


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