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-============================= Spring Social Gowalla ============================
-To check out the project and build from source, do the following:
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- git clone --recursive git://github.com/SpringSource/spring-social-gowalla.git
- cd spring-social-gowalla
- ./gradlew build
-
-Note: the --recursive switch above is important, as spring-social-gowalla uses
-git submodules, which must themselves be cloned and initialized. If --recursive
-is omitted, doing so becomes a multi-step process of:
-
-git clone git://github.com/SpringSource/spring-social-gowalla.git
-git submodule init
-git submodule update
-
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-To generate Eclipse metadata (.classpath and .project files), do the following:
-
- ./gradlew eclipse
-
-Once complete, you may then import the projects into Eclipse as usual:
-
- File -> Import -> Existing projects into workspace
-
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-To generate IDEA metadata (.iml and .ipr files), do the following:
-
- ./gradlew idea
-
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-To build the JavaDoc, do the following from within the root directory:
-
- ./gradlew :docs:api
-
-The result will be available in 'docs/build/api'.
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+Spring Social Gowalla
+=====================
+Spring Social Gowalla is an extension to Spring Social for connecting applications
+with the Gowalla location-based service.
+
+# IMPORTANT: Project Status
+On December 2, 2011, Facebook and Gowalla announced that Facebook
+was acquiring Gowalla. The specifics of the acquisition involve Facebook acquiring
+several members of the Gowalla team, including Gowalla's founders. Facebook will not,
+however, be acquiring Gowalla's technology or data. The Gowalla service will wind
+down at the end of January 2012.
+
+With no service to connect to, it makes very little sense to grow or maintain
+Spring Social Gowalla any further. While the code will remain in GitHub for
+historical purposes, this project had effectively ended and no further work
+will be performed here.
+
+Although Spring Social Gowalla will no longer be maintained, Spring Social will
+continue to enable applications to connect with Software-as-a-Service sites such
+as Facebook and Twitter. If location-based service integration is something you're
+interested in, we encourage you to have a look at
+[Spring Social Foursquare](https://github.com/mattupstate/spring-social-foursquare),
+a complete Spring Social extension for connecting with Foursquare.
+
+# Getting Spring Social Gowalla
+To check out the project and build from source, do the following:
+
+ git clone --recursive git://github.com/SpringSource/spring-social-gowalla.git
+ cd spring-social-gowalla
+ ./gradlew build
+
+Note: the --recursive switch above is important, as spring-social-gowalla uses
+git submodules, which must themselves be cloned and initialized. If --recursive
+is omitted, doing so becomes a multi-step process of:
+
+git clone git://github.com/SpringSource/spring-social-gowalla.git
+git submodule init
+git submodule update
+
+## Importing into Eclipse
+To generate Eclipse metadata (.classpath and .project files), do the following:
+
+ ./gradlew eclipse
+
+Once complete, you may then import the projects into Eclipse as usual:
+
+ File -> Import -> Existing projects into workspace
+
+## Importing into IDEA
+To generate IDEA metadata (.iml and .ipr files), do the following:
+
+ ./gradlew idea
+
+## Building the JavaDoc
+To build the JavaDoc, do the following from within the root directory:
+
+ ./gradlew :docs:api
+
+The result will be available in 'docs/build/api'.

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