just a dude abiding

on dead projects and spam

Once upon a time, there was an open source project. This project was a relatively community driven MVC framework for PHP 4/5. For a several years things were good, the project leaders were active, and the community was happy.

Then one day the project leader vanished! People were concerned, but kept on working, as they really loved the project. Things continued in this way for several weeks. But then a change happened, the leader stepped down, and named his replacement, and all was well again.

Tragedy strikes! After many months of calm and quiet the projects dedicated server crashed, the admins had no backups, and without a gathering place, the community vanished in