Today Notch tweeted that Bukkit will be joining Mojang to create a brand new API. Bukkit is well known in the Minecraft community for its losing, plug-ins, and server tools. This is Mojang’s first step towards officially supporting the modding community.
Bukkit and report that with their new partnership they hope to create more powerful server tools that are easier to use. The partnership will also allow for bukkit servers to be ready for patch 1.2 at launch.
More news is expected to come about this news partnership throughout the week.