Mozilla Skywriter (formerly Bespin) was a Mozilla Labs project aiming to create an open, extensible, and interoperable web-based framework for code editing.
As of January 2011, it has been merged into Ajax.org's Ace and Cloud9 IDE projects.
The original name was a reference to Bespin, the fictional gas giant from Star Wars where "Cloud City" is located, which relates to the cloud computing nature of the project.
In a time preceding the 1.0 release the name of the project was changed to Skywriter due to "many compliments and complaints" over the previous one. This new name also holds a reference to coding in a cloud environment.
Skywriter encourages a more shared environment where data can be accessed from any machine. This allows developers to collaborate on projects through a unified interface accessed through a web browser, no matter where they are physically located. The application is available to anyone after free registration on the website.
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