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ChristianKl comments on LW 2.0 Strategic Overview - Less Wrong

47 Post author: Habryka 15 September 2017 03:00AM

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Comment author: ChristianKl 20 September 2017 01:04:06PM 1 point [-]

I think one big problem about using the Reddit Codebase was that while there was a lot of additional code development we couldn't simply copy the code over as changing the code to be about LW takes the editing of source code.

Given that you now published the code under an MIT license, I ask myself whether it would be good to to have a separate open source project for the basic engine behind the website that can be used by different communities.

The effective altruism forum also used a Reddit fork and might benefit from using the basic engine behind the website as well. If there's a good openly licensed engine I would expect it to be used by additional projects and that as a result more people would contribute to the code.

Have you thought about such a setup? If so, why do you believe that having one Git Hub project for Lesswrong 2.0 is the right decision?