The Guardian launches an open-source image management system called Grid

The Guardian is unveiling a new open-source image management system that makes the process of looking for images simpler. The system not only work for the Guardian’s websites but its print editions as well. The Guardian has been internally using Grid since October, but began offering the open-source product on Wednesday. Guardian developer Sébastien Cevey says: “Making Grid a component that can be plugged into other people’s needs means we sometimes get improvements from other people. Making it not completely Guardian-specific keeps the architecture maybe a bit more sane and maybe a bit more useful to other people.”