Pinax (software)

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Developer(s) The Pinax community
Initial release May 2008 (2008-05)
Stable release 0.9a2[1] / November 29, 2011; 3 years ago (2011-11-29)
Written in Python
Type Web development platform
License MIT License[2]

Pinax is an open source platform for rapidly developing websites, based on the Django web application framework, written in Python.[3]

It came out of an effort to further the use of reusable apps, to make a more accessible bundle of the many components already available for Django,[4] and enabling rapid development of different kinds of web sites.

During its initial development, Pinax was used to create a social networking web site, later spun off as Cloud27.[5]

Pinax is influential in the Django community, being used e.g. to build the DjangoCon and PyCon web sites. [6] It could be seen as a competitor to large, open source, content management frameworks such as Drupal and Plone.[7][8]

Pinax was initially announced with the name Tabula Rasa,[9] but it was changed to Pinax a few days later.[10]