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justified ancients of mu-mu

Here are the guys on the mu forums getting all excited about the prospect of getting their little coder hands on ‘all of the code behind WP.com’ (direct quote) and then I have to go and ruin things by actually asking about it and getting told a) this is already happening, except b) it’s kind of not exactly:

It’s not line-for-line WordPress.com, as some things aren’t or can’t be easily genericized for release, like our stats system, but the codebase is synced up pretty regularly.

I feel like such a party pooper.

Of course, as Matt reminded them months ago, even under the GPL Automattic have no obligation to release all the code, and it would make zero commercial sense to do so. All these other guys should just get together and fork their own. Or learn Perl and set up lj clones.

(And yes, I was going to check out how many changes have been made to mu since wordpress.com came online, but sadly trac.mu.wordpress.org has gone missing and has apparently been gone for a few days now. Shall I go ask about it in wp-hackers and see how many whimsical reflections on the nature of time I get?)

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