Preon aims to provide a framework for dealing with binary encoded data; or more specifically, it aims to deal with situations in which bytes are considered to be overkill. The project is named after the "point-like" particles, conceived to be subcomponents of quarks and leptons. Let's just say very small particles that you don't see with the naked eye, but you probably rely on them without knowing.
Github Blessed Repository (2012-01-14)
Preon used to be hosted at SourceForge. Then it moved to Codehaus. We still gratefully leverage the services Codehaus offers, but we decided to move the blessed repository over to Github instead.