Reading the PyMol list for years, we users noticed a trend: person A would ask a question, person B would answer and then two months later person C would ask the same question again, but now to get the answer everyone had to search for it. We have a growing corpus of knowledge; it's now time to organize it.
This site came from acknowledging that.
This site is very graciously hosted by BitGnome. Any donations, kind words, thanks etc. can be forwarded there.
The Wiki is a version of MediaWiki.
The site was originally created by Jason Vertrees for the purpose of founding a knowledgebase for PyMOL users. The site also espouses the open-source mode: to post any code on this site, you must first have ownership be the copyright holder and then release it to the world under an Open Source Initiative-approved license.
PyMol was launched over Christmas break in December 1999