Pre-GitHub Projects

Projects that lived

Tarzan

https://aws.amazon.com/sdk-for-php/

An SDK for Amazon Web Services. Became the official AWS SDK for PHP in 2010.

SimplePie

https://github.com/simplepie

A library for parsing RSS and Atom feeds in PHP. Became wildly popular and is now integrated into WordPress.

Projects that died

Blocker

Blocked robots from visiting your website. Helped websites avoid referrer spam.

FeedParser

A pre-cursor to SimplePie, FeedParser parsed RSS 2.0 feeds in the browser with JavaScript.

Blogroller

This was the project I was building SimplePie for in the first place. No code ever got written because SimplePie became so popular.