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Old 18 Sep 2011, 20:08
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open sourced vbulletin addons

I was wondering if anyone has considered open sourcing addons where multiple authors/developers can participate in the development then release various phases of development here on vb.org.

I have an addon I'm working on and I'm not sure if I'm going to have time to work on it for a while. I didn't want to let it sit so I was interested in going this route to allow other addon developers to keep it going and maybe make it better in the long run.

Any thoughts?

Jim
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Old 20 Sep 2011, 07:36
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PhP addons are by definition open source (with few exceptions).
I think you mean that "reusable code" box ticked. Really up to the developer. I've not yet seen any mod making useful use of that status.
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Old 20 Sep 2011, 07:58
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PhP addons are by definition open source (with few exceptions).
Usually they are not, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-source_software

Open Source != Source Code available
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Old 20 Sep 2011, 10:41
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Originally Posted by Andreas View Post
Usually they are not, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-source_software

Open Source != Source Code available
I agree which leads back to my orginal question. I think it would be cool to have different developers working to perfect an addon.
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