This page links to resources developed in conjunction with The Pool, a project of Still Water at the University of Maine. You can use The Pool perfectly well without them, but they extend its usefulness in new dimensions.
If you want to see how The Pool is built, install an instance on your own server, or hack it for your own ends, you can download the latest build here. The version history is available via The Pool's own reference to itself. (We know, it's weird to use a project to track itself, but hey, it works.)
This code is distributed freely under the Open Art License.
So you're free to use The Pool's source code under the same conditions as the GPL, except that re-use must be non-commercial and you need to register your re-use back in The Pool.
Registration implies no approval process--it's just for our information. You just add your project to our Pool, with a relationship back to the original version.
If you have a re-use in mind that doesn't abide by these terms--or you just want to know more about the code or license--please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org. We're pretty open to ideas and can probably work something out for you.
This bookmarklet for the del.icio.us social bookmark site opens a reference panel inside the originating page that includes the controlled vocabulary native to The Pool.
To use, just drag the following link to your browser's bookmark toolbar, then click on it to add the Pool themes to any Web page:
If you are using this for a Capstone class for U-Me New Media, drag this link instead:
Jerome Knope's spiffy CocoaNetworkGrapher maps relationships among collaborators in the Art Pool.
[Note: this application is currently offline until we migrate it to our new server.]