Web sites with source code for hacking

Once in a while people ask me what open source projects could the contribute to?


I don't mean projects like Bugzilla which is downloaded and run by the end user, but projects like MetaCPAN, or the web site of Rex.


I've started to create a list of web…

Shutting down the Perl Community AdServer

Unfortunately not many people host the code any more, and almost no one from those who might benefit from promoting their stuff there have ever sent me requests to include theirs ads. Therefore I am going to shut down the Perl Community Adserver which was hosted at two URLs: adserver.szabgab.com and pcas.szabgab.com.

I went over the logfile and sent e-mail to every person I could identify who still has the code on their web site.

If you have ever included the adserver on your pages and I have no…

S.C.O. cloning project - progress report

A week ago I mentioned that I've started to create a clone of search.cpan.org using the MetaCPAN API as back-end. I've also promised to record a series of screencasts explaining the process. Something, that can be very useful if you need to rewrite an application and you can't read the source-code.

Open source clone of search.cpan.org

I have started to write an open source clone of search.cpan.org. In case you are interested, see more details and links in that article. It is currently hosted here. The front-page is already there, but of course most of the parts don't work yet.

I am looking for Derek Price

I tried to get co-maintainer bit for Text::MediawikiFormat, but his e-mail does not get delivered. do you know Derek? Could you help me get in touch with him to become a co-maintainer?