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Is the source code of TopAnswers open?  If so, where is it accessible?
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Jack Douglas
As of 7th Jan 2020, the complete source code is [available on GitHub](https://github.com/topanswers/topanswers).

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### original answer (13th Nov 2019):

The short answer is 'yes' and 'nowhere' — yet.

> Is the source code of TopAnswers open?

We have made a commitment that [as much as possible of the platform will be open-source and publically available](https://topanswers.xyz/meta?q=1). Before releasing the code [I'd like to get feedback on what license(s) to release it under](/meta?q=280).

> If so, where is it accessible?

Locally, [we are using git](https://topanswers.xyz/transcript?room=2&id=39&year=2019&month=10#c39). When we do release the code we could self-host it or use some external platform like GitHub
Is the application source code open/accessible?
Jack Douglas
that place is for db<>fiddle and integration here, I think eventually we will use GitHub issues and meta here for feature requests but I'm not sure when.
PeterVandivier
apparently i've glommed the two together in my mind
PeterVandivier
:P 
PeterVandivier
that would make a difference, eh?
PeterVandivier
herrrrrrrp derp 🤦‍♂️
Jack Douglas replying to PeterVandivier
You mean for TopAnswers or db<>fiddle?
PeterVandivier
@Jack presumably issues should still be tracked [here](https://topanswers.xyz/databases?q=30) since GH issues are not enabled for the repo as yet?
Skillmon replying to Jack Douglas
yes, I saw it, but only considerably later.
Jack Douglas replying to Skillmon
Thanks @Skillmon, have you seen the "[Where should the project source code be hosted](/meta?q=221)" question? Gitea looks great if we do self-host, thanks for the suggestion.
Skillmon replying to Jack Douglas
Regarding the self-hosting: I used [gitea](https://gitea.io/en-us/) on a small server of mine as a Github replacement, no idea whether you could integrate it here so that registered users could create issues in it, though.
PeterVandivier
👍
Jack Douglas replying to PeterVandivier
I'd be happy to publish the source code soon but not for issue tracking to go off site at this stage — it's a useful way of getting engagement on the site. One person has already requested and received a copy of the code (as of last week). 
PeterVandivier
@Jack - would it make sense to you to publish a "placeholder" repo on `X` hosting service in the interim between now and when you feel comfortable fully open-sourcing? thinking it might be useful to have issue tracking for bugs / platform questions external to  this meta. e.g. https://topanswers.xyz/meta?q=80