angua: tagging made gnu

angua : next generation tabbing

Welcome to Angua, the next-generation tabbing system. A tabbing system, for those of you who wandered here by chance, is a way of controlling who debates against who in a debating competition. This is a non-trivial problem, with a vast number of ways to permute 4 teams in each debate across a number of rounds.

In addition, the system needs to manage a large amount of complex data about each individual, and in turn creates a complex network of relationships. Moreover, each debate needs to have results entered, adjudicators and venues assigned, and so-on and so-forth.

a little history

The project was started in 2001 by Bradley Shuttleworth, in order to the South African National Debating Championships in Cape Town, South Africa. After hacking on the project for a good month-and-a-half, he decided that it would be an extraordinary pity if that kind of effort was never used, and so released it under the GNU GPL.

Currently, it is being developed by a Cabal of people so that it can run the Worlds Universities Debating Championship in Stellenbosch, 2003.