Schtuff acquisition: What does this mean for you?

Its official, we have just announced that Schtuff has been acquired by PBwiki. We’ll be migrating your wikis over there 3 weeks from today, and we wanted to let you know why and what we’re doing. What does that mean for you?

First off, we want to take the chance to thank all of the loyal users of Schtuff. Its been amazing to help build this platform and watch a user community grow around this site. Thank you.

How will this affect you? First of all, your data will be safe and available to you. That won’t change.

Why are we joining the PBwiki team? Well, we’ve been focusing on developing OpenID and we have some exciting news coming out soon. While we wanted to continue paying loving attention to our wikis, we just don’t have the time any more. So we turned to PBwiki, a great group of guys in Silicon Valley who run one of the most successful wiki farms online. They get it — they’ve built a wiki tool that’s simple and powerful at the same time. In fact, we’ve been playing around with PBwiki and talking to their CEO over the last few weeks. We like the team enough to turn Schtuff over to them.

Here’s how it will work:

In 3 weeks, we’ll email you and give you an easy way to migrate your data to PBwiki. We’ll handle all the details. You might have to pick a new wiki name, etc, but it’ll be simple. Given your permission, PBwiki has agreed to import your data, preserve your wiki structure, and give you a wiki that closely mirrors what you already have. They will also be including access controls (normally one of their Premium features) for Schtuff users. Later this year, PBwiki will include OpenID support.

If you choose not to migrate to PBwiki, you’ll have the option to donwload your wiki data, or do nothing. On 6/1/07 Schtuff will resolve to PBwiki.com.

~Scott Kveton