To be fair, I thought the pool was dead. I tried to get people onboard but no uptake at all - I do mine on it myself occasionally when the weather is not too hot (the wife complains otherwise). I havent been looking at it as I thought no one was using it
I also havent been on these forums much since they got butt raped by script kiddies. Now I see we have some users trying to mine on the pool, ill pay attention to it some more and apologize unreservedly for any confusion or skepticism I may have caused.
Charity57 - ill check the logs to verify you met the 2BTC bounty requirement first. Please PM me the address for the 2BTC bounty and ill send this tomorrow once I have verified who met the bounty requirement first.
XRcode- I do value my privacy and use privacy services where possible. I registered the domain name via privacyshark for this very reason. As for my credibility - hard to prove to anyone really when I try to keep private. I will say I have been involved with defcon and have a profile on defcon.org (published profile, not just a forum profile), but its connected back to my personal name via some easy google searches so I wont list it here. All I can offer is that now I see people are using this pool, I will take a more active role and that with time people in the BTC community will see im an honest person.
Im very interested in hearing from anyone who wishes to be involved, anyone who wants to help, anyone who has any suggestions or ideas for improvements (maybe a different payout scheme? Or perhaps mining on namecoin+bitcoin blockchains?)
Graet - yes we do use the Ozcoin fork - I loved what Ozcoin had done with the original pushpool frontend and saw you listed the software as an available fork, and published to GIT accordingly. I also verified that in the PHP scripts the code was released under GPL, which as far as my understanding means the code can be used? I checked the headers in the PHP files
// Copyright (C) 2011 Mike Allison <firstname.lastname@example.org
// This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
// it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
// the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
// (at your option) any later version.
// This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
// but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
// MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
// GNU General Public License for more details.
// You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
// along with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
I will point out that I listed that we were using the ozcoin fork on this page (http://charitycoin.org/about.php
) and included the most recent donation address I could find for the creators. I also note that Ozcoin is just a fork of another GPL'd pool system. to quote GNU
But if you release the modified version to the public in some way, the GPL requires you to make the modified source code available to the program's users, under the GPL.
As for changing the favicon - well wasnt really high on my list. I would have put more effort into the pool had more people used it. Just seems that not a lot of people are interested in new pools even with bounties to help get things going. I just used the code from your GIT repo, which I assume must have included your favicon. Its just a suggestion, but I think its probably not a good idea to include graphics you do not want used by others in GIT repo which has code published under GPL3 license if its going to upset you when someone uses those graphics?
I really dont mind new pools using our code
I used forked GPL3 code, from a publicly available repository. I then credited the creators publicly on the site that used the code and included the creators BTC donation address for people to send donations, should they wish. There was also no README file specifying any additional steps I had to take to use the code. Id say whether you "mind" others using the code is irrelevant based on the fact you forked GPL3 code and then released it publicly. I'd also imagine that the steps I took to ensure you were credited on additional pages and your donation address listed are actually more than most people would do when using GPL'd code. If your code had 'powered by ozco.in fork' or similar at the bottom of each generated HTML block, then that would have stayed there - the version I pulled did not have that.
Its a shame you have closed the git repo for your fork, as it was actually the best available at the time. but thats your choice.