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+5 Jonah Morrison · June 10, 2014
Does anyone know when this site will be released as open source?

-Jonah :P

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+4 Jonah Morrison · June 11, 2014
I really hate to say this: You guys are wrong. If its a programming community then people can learn a ton from seeing the source code. As well it becomes more of a community when other people help build features. It goes from 1 person to lots of people.

Like Bucky said before. Facebook has 5000 employees, we have everyone else.

+3 H. P. Lovecraft · August 15, 2014
It really baffles me how many people here don't understand how open source works. No one is going to steal anything, this is such a childish mentality. If you violate licenses you could be facing a lawsuit.
+3 H. P. Lovecraft · June 12, 2014
Git is a version control system, GitHub let's you host your codebase remotely using git.
+3 H. P. Lovecraft · July 26, 2014
That's just broken code without a license. You can't use it in anyway. Software is required to be licensed. Besides I am guessing very little of that code corresponds to the current code. There's been a lot of changes lately. 

I wish Bucky could publish the code already, I think his plan of not releasing until its done is a bit silly. Bugs would be solved much quicker if it already was out there.
+2 H. P. Lovecraft · June 11, 2014
It has to be one of these, if I am not mistaken.
+2 H. P. Lovecraft · July 28, 2014
I think this site will never really be "done". They will keep adding features to it, just look at facebook, twitter, youtube. Those sites are constantly in change, and there's almost always some bugs to kill.

I agree with you Sam, I don't mind either if the source isn't published. But I know there were some people who donated to the project because of that cause.

My hypothesis is just that Bucky is a guy with a lot of stuff on his hands. He'll open source it eventually, we just have to wait a bit. 

In the meantime, let's just focus about building a solid community with high quality knowledge. TheNewBoston has gotten a bit bad reputation, so let's change that.
+1 Nikola Novakovic · August 15, 2014
I must say that you those points are pretty strong and you changed my opinion. It really makes sense when you think about it. I looked at the website from a commercial standpoint, that was the mistake.
+1 Nahiyan Alamgir · August 14, 2014
I love Bucky and his tutorials. However, I think it should have been open source by now as that's what Bucky promised in his Indiegogo campaign. People were attracted mainly because it was promised to be open source unlike the leading social networking sites: Facebook, Twitter and Google+. It was not just a personal promise, it was professional. People contributed to the campaign and now Bucky made closed source BR instead.

I disagree with people who think making it open source wouldn't be such a good idea. Have you checked out the source code of Linux? Even I can go ahead and send a pull request for Linus Torvalds. We don't care whether people steal the source code for their own project. We just care about making a better social networking site. The same goal of the Linux project. Today security patches of Windows are coded by employees of Microsoft but the rest of the world does it for Linux. You guys think the source code should be released only when the code is mature? C'mon, releasing the source would help it get mature even faster! Again, just check out the pull requests and commits of Linux's Github project! It's getting better everyday. Torvalds didn't wait for the source code to be perfect. I believe BR would be much better today if it was open source in the first place. Bucky could have also made tutorials on understanding the source code and contributing to it.

I strongly believe that BR should turn into an open source project as soon as possible.
0 Nikola Novakovic · August 15, 2014
Just because that it says on a document somewhere that the website shares a code only for educational purposes that does not mean that someone will not go in and steal the code, refactor it a bit ( maybe even not that ) and publish it as its own. 

We live in a world where people steal from each other just to get their finance status up. This will be the same if the project gets open-source. Some person from a country that is far far away from the USA ( because I think it would be harder to pull off this in the states, laws are a bit more strict on this matter there ) will just copy and paste this, do a bit of a redesign and there we have it a new super awesome ultra fun social network that he/she made.

Heck someone from my country could easily steal the code with whatever license and make it live.

The code should remain closed. :)
0 Nikola Novakovic · August 15, 2014
Or maybe share the code to people that are actually in BuckysRoom social network. That way we could at least prevent stealing a little bit and we would have the code at our fingertips to make this website, that I really love much more the facebook, a better place. 
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