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Re: Launchpad is now open source.


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On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 11:01, Karl Fogel<karl.fogel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi everyone -- Launchpad is now open source.

Hi Karl,

> Huge congrats (and thanks) to the Canonical Launchpad team, who worked
> overtime to make this happen sooner rather than later.
> Note that although we announced previously that we'd be holding back two
> components (codehosting and soyuz), we changed our minds :-).  They are
> opened too -- all the code is open.  Our public announcements are here:
>  http://blog.canonical.com/?p=192
>  http://www.ubuntu.com/news/canonical-open-sources-launchpad
> The Canonical launchpad developers will be on IRC in #launchpad-dev on
> irc.freenode.net.  For real time development discussion, that's the
> place to go; for usage questions, #launchpad is still the channel, as
> before.
> The development wiki is dev.launchpad.net.  Right now, only Canonical
> people can edit it.  We'll expand the access list eventually, but just
> for these first few days I'd like to leave it tightly controlled because
> there will be a lot of eyeballs on it, and we need to figure out the
> right strategy to allow the good edits while preventing vandalism and
> spam.  (I've run other wikis, and spam is *by far* the majority of all
> edits to any open wiki, so we'll need to do that carefully.)
> The mailing list is launchpad-dev {AT} lists.launchpad.net, which you
> can join by visiting https://launchpad.net/~launchpad-dev and joining
> the team there (a team and a mailing list are sort of the same thing in
> Launchpad).  Again, that's the development mailing list; user questions
> should still go to launchpad-users {AT} lists.launchpad.net.
> Canonical is continuing to host Launchpad.net, of course, so we will vet
> and shepherd changes onto the production servers.  The wiki explains the
> basics of how to learn your way around the code, make patches, and get
> code review; these processes will evolve organically, and we'll keep the
> wiki updated as they do.
> Note that the images/icons are still copyrighted traditionally, to
> protect Launchpad's visual identity.  But they're shipped with the code
> and are fine to use for development and testing purposes.  Just if you
> launch a production server, it needs to look different -- and have a
> different name, of course, as "Launchpad" is a trademark.  From our
> point of view, we're doing this to improve our hosted service, so if you
> feel the need to run it on your own servers, that might mean we're doing
> something wrong, in which case we hope you'll tell us what.
> Please bear with us as we learn how to be an open source team.  Many of
> the Launchpad developers have open source experience of course, but as a
> team we've been working on Launchpad in-house for some years.  This is a
> big change.  We're eager and ready, though.
> That's everything.  Questions welcome, and patches too.

Just great. As a launchpad user I do welcome this . I just blogged
about the same as its really worth making news about.


> -Karl Fogel

          Shirish Agarwal
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