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It looks as though the popular project / task management software, Trello, has caught the interest of a buyer! Atlassian, makers of JIRA and Confluence (amongst other things), have announced their purchase of the popular service.
Trello is something I've personally used for quite some time on CMS Critic and I'm excited to see what improvements we can expect from this purchase. It's my hope that rather than absorb the service and discontinue it, that Atlassian expands on the great offering that's already there and builds it into something even more amazing.
According to a recent blog post from Trello CEO, Michael Pryor:
“..you can expect Trello to become even more awesome and more fun than it is today. We’re as committed to our original vision and brand as we were on launch day but we now have more firepower to fulfill that mission. We will continue operating as a standalone service, and we will continue to integrate deeply with all of the tools available out there that help people collaborate (and you can look forward to some great integrations with HipChat, Confluence and JIRA).”
Thankfully, according to Atlassian Co-founder, Mike Cannon-Brookes, it looks as though for now they do intend to maintain Trello as a stand alone service:
If you currently use Trello as either a free or paid user, you can rest assured that we will continue to offer Trello as a standalone service. We’ll be working with their product team to help them accelerate development efforts. If you are an Atlassian user, I encourage you to set up an account on Trello and check out how it might work for your team.
To learn more about the acquisition and both companies plans to proceed, read the following posts: