About Chaco Communications, Inc.
Chaco Communications, Inc. was the original author of the Pueblo
multimedia MU* client. I don't know the exact timeline, though with the
help of Dan Greening (former
Chaco CEO) and the Wayback Machine,
I think I've gathered the main points (bear in mind that this may not be
- June 15, 1996: Pueblo 2.0 is released. 2.01 is not far behind.
- April 2, 1997: Chaco merged with Songline Studios to become LikeMinds, Inc.
- LikeMinds decided to not continue development of Pueblo, but continued to offer it for download.
- September 11, 1998: The last day that the original Pueblo World List was updated.
- LikeMinds tried (unsuccessfully) to find a developer that could continue commercial development of
Pueblo to their satisfaction.
- LikeMinds began proceedings to release Pueblo as open-source, allowing it to survive regardless.
- October, 1998: LikeMinds was bought out by Andromedia, Inc.
- November 4, 1998: Andromedia wrote the Andromedia Public License.
- March, 1999: Andromedia completed the preparations for an open source release
started by LikeMinds, and subsequently released Pueblo under the Andromedia Public License.
- December, 1999: Andromedia, Inc. was bought out by
Macromedia, Inc. (and several of the original
Pueblo developers still work there!)
- March, 2000: The backend scripts and database for the original Pueblo World List were
- June, 2001: The Chaco website goes down, never to be seen again (except through archives, or
the pale imitation that is the Pueblo/UE site).
I'd like to take this opportunity to offer heartfelt kudos and appreciation to the Chaco team. They decided
that they would release the source to Pueblo rather than let it die out (a decision I wish more companies
would make!). Without them or that decision, Pueblo/UE would not have been possible.
|A Glimpse Into The Past|
Note: the following text has been retained in
its original form, but Chaco Communications no longer exists. As such, any
statements contained below may have been true circa 1997, but that is no
longer the case. This information should only be considered useful for
Chaco builds advanced multiuser Internet software. Chaco software has been
incorporated in a broad range of applications: from Internet game systems to
document viewers, from Internet art galleries to geographic mapping systems.
Our customers include leading network, media, and application software
companies, educational institutions, art organizations, and individuals.|
Chaco created VR Scout, the first VRML (3D graphics) viewer to be bundled
with a commercial Web browser. VR Scout is currently the fastest complete
VRML 1.0 viewer for Windows 3.1, 95 and NT. Chaco's revolutionary multiuser
Internet client, Pueblo, adds the beauty of 3D graphics and multimedia to
the social world of MUDs (multiuser dimensions).
Chaco supports the development of social media by donating a portion of its
profits to MUD authors, artists, and musicians. Chaco donates server space
to MUD producers. Chaco works closely with media tool and library vendors,
operating system manufacturers, and network software companies to ensure
our products conform to standards and have broad utility.
You can also send us electronic mail or write us. We'd love to hear from
|[UE: remember, this is historic information and
will no longer work!]|
|Telephone:||(408) 996 1115|
|United States Postal Service:
||Chaco Communications, Inc.|
10164 Parkwood Drive, Suite 8
Cupertino, CA 95014-1533