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The future of Links2 (attention GT staff!)
I suggest that GT make Links2 Open Source, which would assist in it's longevity. It would be interesting to know the download and sales statistics for the last few years... Unimpressed

Traffic on these forums has dropped WAY off since I first visited. I'm sure there a few of us around that would be amenable to updating the basic code, maybe writing a simple install/user guide (readme). I think the direction of websites has changed, and collections of links are no longer what people "do". The power of Links2 is that, with simple changes, it can perform a vast array of tasks.

One of my projects has it being used as a membership directory, with many custom fields, photo uploads, links to get maps to members, and more. That install builds PHP pages, which are password-protected by a PHP script.

Another one displays a fellows' collection of police patches, with thumbnails linked to full-screen images. (There's a whole culture out there that's into collecting and trading them.)

So, I again suggest to the folks at GT (are you listening?) that Links2 be made Open Source, or at least reduced in price to $50 or less.

Open source doesn't just mean access to the source code.


The basic idea behind open source is very simple: When programmers can read, redistribute, and modify the source code for a piece of software, the software evolves. People improve it, people adapt it, people fix bugs. And this can happen at a speed that, if one is used to the slow pace of conventional software development, seems astonishing.

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PerlFlunkie: Nov 15, 2005, 3:28 PM

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