A Brief History of Trac
Trac is an open source, Web-based project management and bug tracking system. The program is inspired by CVSTrac, and was originally named svntrac because of its ability to interface with Subversion.
The project started as a reimplementation of CVSTrac in Python and an entertaining exercise, as well as toying with the SQLite embeddable database. Over time, as is common, the scope of the endeavor broadened, a goal formed and it was brought on its current course.
Trac is written in the Python programming language. Until mid-2005, it was available under the GNU General Public License; since version 0.9, it has been released under a modified BSD license. It is used by hundreds of users worldwide.
We intend and hope that Trac be a viable platform to explore and expand how and what can be done with wiki-based software project management with low ceremony.