Launchpad OpenSourcing

Launchpad OpenSourcing

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According to https://dev.launchpad.net/OpenSourcing Launchpad will be open sourced in July 21th.

Hey, that’s less than 2 months ! Time to create a nice countdown and stick it on our sites, isn’t it ?

To embed the countdown on your site, simply copy paste the code below:

<object codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=9,0,0,0" width="192" height="192" id="countdown"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" /><param name="movie" value="http://countdownpage.createyourcountdown.com/filename=0000gtcd160852b92a2b685c264ee7495ac36127_090605173648" /><param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="wmode" value="transparent"><embed src="http://countdownpage.createyourcountdown.com/?filename=0000gtcd160852b92a2b685c264ee7495ac36127_090605173648"  name="countdown" width="192" height="192" wmode="transparent" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" allowFullScreen="false"  codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=9,0,0,0"/></object>

How will it be open sourced ?

Completely, with the exceptions of Soyuz (Ubuntu building service) and Codehosting services.

I don’t know precisely what Codehosting is, but I imagine it to be a somewhat replaceable part. Soyuz being kept proprietary, instead, is not really an issue with Launchpad, but one that regards the Ubuntu community.

See the comments on this page to know more about it, including a strong reply from Mark Shuttleworth.

Back in topic

Open sourcing launchpad is a great news (advocated by many people), and I really hope it will bring the dream of federated bugtrackers around the net closer.

I also hope many plugins could be implemented. A wiki one, for example, is much needed.

Also, Canonical will take care of creating a work flow to let the contributions get into the trunk. They’re not just throwing the code around for everyone to see.

This will be the end of a process long months !

This seems like a great time to subscribe my RSS !

6 responses to “Launchpad OpenSourcing”

  1. Alan Pope

    Oh the delicious irony of using a closed-source flash-based countdown to celebrate the _open_ _sourcing_ of Launchpad. Funny.

  2. Vadim

    Sure, someone implements a wiki. Who pays money to host and maintain it?

  3. Stefano Forenza

    @Alan Pope: and it’s not done yet ! My next controversial ironies will include creating a podcast about an opensource project and distributing as mp3, and creating both a desktop and a cellphone linux distribution with binary blobs here and there. Stay tuned !

    @Vadim: I think you haven’t thought about the bandwith and disk space already employed by launchpad. A wiki is not likely to have a big impact on current expenses. The bug has been confirmed and evalued as possible feature. Still nothing came yet. My take is they have a pretty rigorous schedule until v. 3.0 (which will mark the open source release)

  4. Link Mauve

    For those who hate flash, I have make the same thing in JavaScript. You just have to put this tag in your website:

  5. Link Mauve

    My tag was stripped… Add “>” and “<” between :
    object data=”http://linkmauve.free.fr/launchpad.xhtml” width=”192″ height=”192″ /

  6. Stefano Forenza

    @Link: your tag has been stripped (wp does that for security purposes) even before being saved in my db. I’d ask you to send again the full version properly encoded.

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