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This is a quick diary to let people know that SoapBlox is back online, and has a PayPal donation button on their front page.

This hax0r attack is bad news for them, of course, and has disrupted quite a few different sites around the net, as noted in the front page article.

jnbr51 covers the reasons why SoapBlox is important in his diary Why SoapBlox Matters.  And the front-page diary Where We Stand over at SoapBlox is discussing what needs to happen next to help things (apparently, the thought that SoapBlox has been open sourced is incorrect, since pacified, the creator of the SoapBlox platform, is discussing the need to Open Source the software:

It also seems like SoapBlox needs to be transformed from a proprietary model to one of open source to help get rid of me alone as the single-point of contact with so much stuff.

So what can you do to help?

I'm sure that, right now, donations are needed to help recover from the hax attack and prevent its recurrence.

If you are a web developer, then you might consider volunteering some time.  Even if it is not open sourced, some extra eyes on the software would be a good idea, assuming pacified agrees.

Other ideas?  I haven't any right now.  Why not head over to the SoapBlox blog and contribute to the discussion there?

Originally posted to Laughing Vergil on Wed Jan 07, 2009 at 06:53 PM PST.

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