Archie Baer

Alles and Open-Source

As I am writing this, it is the 16th of December. Username reservations close in 4 days. After they close, I'll be on Christmas break, so I'll have a lot more time for what happens next. Those who reserved their username will be contacted, payments will be collected, and accounts created. This should hopefully all happen between the 20th and the 30th of December. My challenge is to earn at least £1 by 2020. After accounts are created, people will be able to sign in. Here's how things are going right now:

  • Sign in/OAuth Prompt: 95% done
  • Hydrogen: 0% done
  • Alles Network: 2% done
  • Veev: 20% done

We plan to officially launch in June, and might have a 2nd round of reservations in February if we deem the current one successful. Those who reserve their usernames are "beta testers". On December 20th, the Alles platform will be very unfinished, but you are the people who will give feedback and help shape it.

After discussing with Dante (Head of Open-Source & Design), we've decided that we want to make most of our code open-source. We see no reason why not to, and it will make our services more transparent, and people like you can keep track of our progress and spot bugs, so it could be considered more secure.

We'll keep all the open-source code on GitHub for now, but eventually we want to build our own code hosting site. We do have a Gitea instance running, but it has less features and we'd rather build our own solution from scratch.

Thanks for reading. If you haven't already, reserve your Alles username and get early access for just £2.50.