OpenBrace Limited

OpenBrace is Closing Down

OpenBrace Limited has ceased trading and is in the process of closing down (with application submitted to UK Companies House to strike off the company).

In the meantime this page replaces the company’s previous website and discussion forums (with all URLs for those websites redirected to this page).

Existing ObMimic Users

The closing down of OpenBrace and its website should have no effect on existing copies of ObMimic.

Existing copies of ObMimic will continue to work as before, and the same applies to any ObMimic licence-key files for the “Professional” and “Enterprise” editions of ObMimic or issued for evaluation purposes.

ObMimic Downloads

ObMimic is no longer supported or maintained, but if you wish to you can still download the “Community Edition” of ObMimic and a licence-key file to enable the use of its “Professional Edition” features:

Note that:

  • The ObMimic download includes documentation on how to install and use ObMimic. As a starting point, see the README.html file within ObMimic’s root directory (which provides links to the rest of ObMimic’s documentation).
  • ObMimic is protected by copyright. Copying and use of ObMimic and its licence-key files remains subject to the proprietary licence given by the LICENCE.html file within ObMimic’s root directory.
  • The current version of ObMimic is 1.3.000.
  • The current evaluation licence-key file is valid until the end of 2018. A replacement or alternative arrangement will be made available via this page in mid-2018.

Archived Website

Each download of ObMimic includes a full copy of its documentation, so there should be no need for the previous content of the OpenBrace website.

However, if you do need to see the previous content of the OpenBrace website’s pages you should be able to obtain these via the Wayback Machine website, which as of November 2017 includes snapshot copies of many or all of the OpenBrace website’s contents as at various previous points in time, under its root home-page URL of ”“ (though some of these may not reflect the final state of the website’s individual pages).

The contents of OpenBrace’s discussion forums are not archived anywhere, but in practice these forums were barely used and contained no significant content other than OpenBrace’s own announcements of ObMimic releases.

Intellectual Property and Copyright

All of OpenBrace’s intellectual property and copyright has been transferred to Michael Kaufman, the owner and operator of this “ClosingBraces” blog and ObMimic’s original developer. Any and all artifacts marked as being copyright of OpenBrace Limited are now copyright Michael Kaufman.

An open-source version of ObMimic may be made available at some future date, but at present there are no specific plans or timetable for this.


For the time being you can continue to contact OpenBrace Limited by email to Michael Kaufman or via this blog’s Contact Me page.


Pending completion of its formal closure, OpenBrace Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 6562995 and registered address Flat 1, 348 Kingsland Road, London E8 4DA, United Kingdom.