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In Topic: Genetica Open Source

09 February 2020 - 02:58 PM

Okay, I have spoken wth Atlas, and here's the update.


He does not want to just dump this software on somebody and then let it be their problem.... and does not expect this transition to open source be an overnight switch.  He is more amenable to a gradual and incremental approach, wanting the developer(s) to individually have access to the code, taking time to familiarize themselves with it, and to verify the viability of whatever changes might be desired before taking the next step of publicly releasing it.   For the time being I will be signing a confidentiality agreement with Atlas to not disclose the source code to anyone else at this time, although he has made it clear he has no problems with bringing other developers into that agreement as interest in the open source project grows.


I expect to be able to get a look for myself at the code base in the near future, and I will give you all a synopsis of my impression of it. 


If you are seriously wanting to help contribute to the ongoing development of this software, then please let me know.

In Topic: Genetica Open Source

07 February 2020 - 01:48 PM

Yes, I have gotten in touch with Atlas, and will be giving him a call on Sunday afternoon to discuss how this transition will happen.  

If anyone else is interested in helping, please PM me, and I shall try to get back to you soon.  If you are unable to PM, l have an alert set on responses to this thread, so if you have questions, I will try to answer them here.


Personally, it's my own hope in this that I will be able to write a port of Genetica for other platforms.   I currently use Genetica inside of a VM on Linux (I had zero luck getting it to work with wine), and I would love to be able to run it natively.   

I've never taken over a project from anyone else before, so I'm a little nervous about the possibility that I may be biting off more than I can chew, but I'm also extremely excited about the possibilties.

In Topic: Genetica Open Source

04 February 2020 - 01:02 PM

MarkT, if you’re still interested, I can give you Atlas’s contact info.  Send me a private message.

I tried to do so just now, but apparently, you are not currently set up to receive private messages.

In Topic: Genetica Open Source

16 September 2019 - 07:16 AM

I would be interested, OpenSource though, by default, is open so anything that is being worked on is being released to the public for no charge in that case.

That would be the general idea behind open sourcing it, yes.

Trademarks and copyrights would still apply, and copying conditions could still be decided upon by the copyright holder.


I still have not yet heard anything back from Atlas since I emailed him, however.   I do not know how else to reach him.

In Topic: Genetica Open Source

31 August 2019 - 10:10 AM

I've sent off the email several days ago, but haven't heard anything back yet.  Thought I'd pop back in here to see if there were any developments.