1) OpenSource!= Cloning.
We need OpenSource development model to involve new volunteers into development
process. As i posted before - i don`t think that money is a problem.
Some days ago i read an article about data loss on CS. On every 2nd line i heard
"we pay $$$ to super professionals", etc. And in the end of story i see that
they had no backup, or even restore strategy ;-) I think that main problem there
was lack of expertise.
Situation with the HC is like that - as you see, i did many actions to speedup
the site, but we still have a bottlenecks, which are not very hard to fix, but
this require time and knowledge. So, i hope there, that community members with
strong php/mysql skills will become a volunteers :) So if someone will decide to
clone us - we cannot stop this, but he will have only source code, without
database and strong community.
2) OpenSource will make our site more secure. Yes, code will allow hackers to
find a holes, but also it will allow our team to discuss some security moments
with other developers, use external audit tools, accept side patches from other
3) Only source code will be opened. Database and even encoding algorithms will
not be showed to anyone, so don`t worry there. Your private data will not leak
If you still have questions or would like to join the project - feel free to