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Title: TMA source code
Post by: getkey on November 02, 2016, 18:38:05
Are there plans to open source The Mod Archive?
The Mod Archive is something great and precious (and its data, even more). I think letting the community participate in its maintenance would serve it.
Besides, it would take some weight off of Saga's shoulders.

And I would be willing to give some of my free time to help improve it! ;-)
Title: Re: TMA source code
Post by: Saga Musix on November 02, 2016, 20:18:45
No, it would be a bad idea to open-source the current iteration of the code for several reasons. For a future rewrite, it's entirely in the realm of possibility.
Title: Re: TMA source code
Post by: getkey on November 03, 2016, 13:53:13
In can only see two of these reasons.

The first one would be copyright issues, but as far as I know, Red and you are the only owners of the copyright on TMA's source code, so if both of you agree to release the code there isn't much of a problem.

The second would be that there are securities issue, so you'd rather do security by obscurity, which is fine on the short-term. If this is the case you could release non-critical parts of the site, and then possibly gradually release more stuff.

As for doing this for the future rewrite, that would also be great! But except if there are indeed security issues, it sounds like unnecessary tons of work.