O2 is finally out, but no longer a focus for Automattic

For so long, people wanted to get their hands on O2, the long promised successor to P2. Alas, O2 ran out of oxygen at Automattic, and is no longer a focus for the company.

As noted by Sarah Gooding at WP Tavern, the GitHub O2 repo was announced by Kevin Conboy at WordCamp Denver.

It’s a shame; if they’d done this sooner, a lot of people could’ve helped Automattic drive the project forward. Now it feels a lot like, “here you go, we’re done with it.”

I hear another, similar, project may be in the works by another company — and maybe that one will have a more promising future. The codename is similar but named after an element not quite so heavy as oxygen.

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