Thanks to an impressive amount of interest for the service and to several people stepping up to take it over, Libravatar will no longer be shutting down in September as previously announced on this blog.

Instead, it will transition to a new codebase and infrastructure in the coming months. The details of the transition are still being finalize, but if you have website site or application using Libravatar, there should be no downtime or perceptible changes in the service. No changes will be needed on your side.

Big thanks to clime, ij, kumy, nipos, ofalk, sumpfralle and tleguern who attended the first IRC meeting and who are working hard to modernize the codebase and take this service to the next level.

If you want to get involved, come to the next IRC meeting and join our mailing list / IRC channel (#libravatar on