Nightingale will work with POTI, not fork

Antoine Turmel, Mitchell Field, and Andrew Luecke have proposed Steven Bengston, a POTI developer, as project manager for Nightingale, the open source media player project announced some weeks ago following POTI’s announcement that they would stop shipping a Linux version of Songbird due to lack of resources.

Nightingale leaders also announced that they will not fork Songbird, but will work on the current code (which POTI is still updating but not testing or supporting), and that it will be Linux only so as not to compete with POTI.

According to the announcement, original plans to release on all platforms  discouraged some key developers who may now be interested in getting back to the project.

It remains to be seen if the Linux version will be branded as Songbird, but seems unlikely.