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So I finally got around to learning some git and since I am on github already it was a no brainer! As of now GOL's code is open source under a do what ever you want license.

Now there is probably lots I am doing wrong, be gentle, I ask that you keep all issues like bugs, patches etc to the new github repo.

If anyone with php/mysql knowledge has free time, we could use another programmer so hit the github repo up!

It won't currently be useful to any other websites since there's a lot of hard coded GOL orientated stuff but I am working on eventually making all titles, emails, urls etc be dynamic so it can be used for other websites.

Edit > Sql files are up.

This should prevent me ever losing code I haven't put onto the website itself yet (which happened recently).

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Cheeseness 24 February 2013 at 8:13 pm UTC
Chris 25 February 2013 at 3:49 am UTC
Personally I think you should licence it under the GPL. That forces people to contribute back changes they make.
Ba7a7chy 25 February 2013 at 7:09 am UTC
Yap, GPL is better
berarma 25 February 2013 at 12:28 pm UTC
Predicating by example is the best. Thanks. I agree with previous comments about the license but that's a highly personal subject, it's your code.
Liam Dawe 25 February 2013 at 4:10 pm UTC
I may add a proper license in the future but for now I just want to get it "finished".
Cheeseness 25 February 2013 at 7:42 pm UTC
If you re-licence it down the track, that doesn't retroactively re-licence anything that people may have copied in the meantime (something to keep in mind).

The GPL doesn't force people to contribute changes back. The key requirement it has is that they make the source for their customisations available under the GPL to anybody they distribute derivatives to (which happens anyway, since PHP isn't compiled).
Alex V.Sharp 25 February 2013 at 8:46 pm UTC
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Interesting... Think we should put a link to the Git somewhere on the site? The Wiki perhaps? Or will that only be reserved for the crowdfunding listing?
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