[csw-maintainers] The source code of www.opencsw.org

Trygve Laugstøl trygvis at opencsw.org
Fri Jul 24 11:08:04 CEST 2009

Maciej (Matchek) Blizinski wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 5:27 AM, Philip Brown<phil at bolthole.com> wrote:
>> having a big source code repository for packaging type stuff is useful,
>> becuase it puts things "all in one place", that otherwise, would not have a
>> home. Otherwise, you'd have some in one persons' home directory, and some
>> in another person's home directory.
>> In contrast, for  web work on the www.opencsw.org main webserver,
>> All the "code" is already "all in one place": in the web server filesystem.
>> If you are one of the rare people who has chosen to actually do work on the
>> web coding, then you already know exactly where to look. and you can
>> already see everyone else's webcode too. its all quite "open" and organized
>> already.
> Do other people agree with the above? (That it's the web site source
> code is open and organized already.)

No, I don't.

Calling the code open and available when it is on a remote file system 
on a *live* web server is not right. If I want to work on source code, I 
need to copy the code locally, test it and probably show it to the rest 
of the group if it contain significant changes. That is not possible as 
it is.

If the code can't be shown to the world without being a security risk, 
and Phil doesn't believe that we can write secure code, I'd like to 
replace the application with something that we all can work on and extend.


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