Mellon announces a $1.25 million grant for Sophie 2.0 10.06.2008, 1:25 AM
posted by bob stein
Last week the Mellon Foundation announced a $1.25 million grant to the University of Southern California for a java-based version of Sophie, which will be known as Sophie 2.0. In addition to improving on Sophie 1.0 in various ways, Sophie 2.0 documents will run inside the browser. The programming team is committed to working in the open as much as possible, so expect public releases of the code beginning in late November of this year. Sophie 2.0 itself is scheduled for release in September 2009, and yes, there will be a conversion path for Sophie 1.0 documents.
Posted by bob stein on October 6, 2008 1:25 AM
Mark on October 6, 2008 3:54 PM:
Congratulations. Keen to keep an eye on Sophie development.
Go Sophie go.
sol gaitan on October 6, 2008 7:56 PM:
Wonderful to know that your vision will be carried on, and best, to know that meanwhile we can use Sophie 1.0 to work on beautiful books. Thank you, Bob.
Ben Vershbow on October 7, 2008 10:49 AM:
This is such good news. Way to go everyone! The future looks bright.
Edward Visel on October 10, 2008 2:09 AM:
Cool, congratulations! I think this could be fantastically useful for a huge number of people beyond the audience of Sophie 1.0.