Feb 292012

In a surprising twist, the most popular adaptation of the Minecraft server, the bukkit project, is now part of Mojang. All bukkit developers are now Mojang staff and will start work on the new server and / or mod API.

The news was announced by Jeb  and EvilSeph on the Mojang and Bukkit site. EvilSeph has since posted a FAQ on the implications of this change.

It looks like there will be a transition period and Bukkit will be maintained during this period. The new API will be written from scratch for Mojang and will most likely NOT be Open Source.

Apparently Mojang spoke with a lot of Minecraft addon developers and settled on bukkit (and not Spout or MCP).