call4paperz.com goes opensource
In 2010, me, Douglas Campos (qmx) and Anderson Leite worked on a RailsRumble project called call4paperz.com. Almost 2 years later, the project is still online and being used by a lot of people. It is definitely one of my most successful personal projects I’ve ever made, and I am really proud of it.
Unfortunately, I haven’t been fair to it. It has a lot of potential, but I’ve only been doing some simple maintenance in this period, and I am sorry, I have not been fair to call4paperz users. I was working on a complete rewrite (remember, it is a RailsRumble project) and redesign, but I lost the will of doing that. I’ve moved to San Francisco and a lot of new projects are queueing in my work pipeline (one of them is finding an apartment, which is a whole job by itself).
So, to stop being unfair to call4paperz users, now call4paperz is opensource. I will still pay for hosting, domain and manage the Twitter account, but any further development are now welcome. Please submit your pull request :)
The source code lives in GitHub under MIT license. You can also join the mailing list.
I have to admit that the source code is messy and we have just a couple of integration tests, old Rails version, cowboy style. But if you’re working on a feature and need any help, please feel free to contact me.
Thank you for listening and using our product!