Python, Webware and StartupItem


I am using OSX Server 10.3.9. I have installed Webware which is written in python. I can invoke Webware from the cli and it runs fine. I have added a StartupItem and it seems to be working; the console message appears in the log. However, the Webware app is unresponsive after reboot.

I have file permissions set to 755 and everything is owned by root:wheel.

Can anyone suggest what might be failing here, or perhaps a debugging technique for this set up?