Last week we’ve started working on ‘Rhubarb on Rails’, a new version of a Greenpeace application for running letter writing actions. It’s going to replace a PHP based tool that was a quick replacement for an old Zope application that decided to roll over and die somewhere in the fall of 2005.
The nice thing about working for the Greenpeace development team is that they thoroughly get the Agile development methodology. Even better is that they do a lot of their work ‘in public’ as you can see on their Work in Progress weblog.
Rhubarb will be released under an Open Source license, so it can be used and improved on by other big NGO’s or small local organisations. You follow our work and download the source from our development site.
Update: The project has been renamed to ‘Write-A-Letter’.