LAIKA Open Source Software

About Us

LAIKA is an animation studio based in Portland, Oregon (USA). We are currently working on two feature films and a large number of commercial projects. More information is available at laika.com.

LAIKA's Information Systems group is a team of programmers, database administrators, and tech writers inside the Information Technology department. We make the shiny tools that help the rest of LAIKA do their jobs more easily, ease the sharing of information between groups, and solve mission-critical problems (like picking a place to go to lunch).

We believe in open source software. Many of the tools we use in-house are open source, and we feel strongly that we should give back whenever possible. These projects were all developed to fit needs within our organization, but designed to be useful outside LAIKA as well. They're released under the BSD license, and are therefore free to use, in every sense of the word.

Projects

Athenaeum
Description: Ruby code to access and inspect Delicious Library libraries.
Repository: svn://opensource.laika.com/athenaeum
Growl Notifier
Description: A plugin for CruiseControl.rb that sends build notifications to one or more Growl daemons.
Repository: svn://opensource.laika.com/growl_notifier
Linen
Description: A framework for building command-line interfaces.
Repository: svn://opensource.laika.com/linen
TextMate Bundle
Description: Some of us use TextMate. This bundle includes some helpful commands and snippets that we wrote.
Repository: svn://opensource.laika.com/textmate-bundle
ThingFish
Description: A network accessable datastore with extensible metadata.
Repository: svn://opensource.laika.com/thingfish

How To Get Our Code

The main point of distribution for all LAIKA projects is our trac instance at opensource.laika.com. We also distribute files via RubyForge (you're there now!), so our gems should be available via the normal gem installation mechanism. RubyForge downloads can be found on our project page.

Note that our projects will not necessarily have gems; however, all of our current projects do. If you need to email us, please use opensource@laika.com.