Jun 15, 17 / Can 26, 01 16:42 UTC

Open code on github or gitlab, and other steps toward transparency  

Hi there. I believe that we can strengthen our community by providing the best world practices & paradigms like Open government concept, E-government and Open Government Partnership concept (you ca nfind some more information here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_government, here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-government, and here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Government_Partnership. If we're to move toward transparency, the first step is likely to be publishing open website code on github or gitlab, so each and every geek could get more information about our website, also, it can make Asgardia more popular, that's easy way to emphasize equality of  our members, reinforce confidence. What you think of that, folks?

Jun 18, 17 / Leo 01, 01 08:55 UTC

I second that.

Open sourcing web-page code could also help with bug-fixing. 

But: Are hot-fixes to production code a good idea?

Jun 18, 17 / Leo 01, 01 09:08 UTC


I have actually done just that when I created my Constitution Proposal last month:

 raw text version: 

  Last edited by:  Richie Bartlett (Asgardian)  on Jun 18, 17 / Leo 01, 01 09:10 UTC, Total number of edits: 1 time

Jun 23, 17 / Leo 06, 01 09:23 UTC

I just mean that website code should be open for all users, like github or gitlab, they have maximal transparency, this is well-known practice. it's good idea, it is modern and technologically. gitlab community edition is running exactly in this way, for instance. Or, if administration of our project do not want to do that, i'd recommend do not trust them. That's it.

  Last edited by:  Alexandr Kalaur (Asgardian)  on Jun 23, 17 / Leo 06, 01 09:28 UTC, Total number of edits: 1 time

Jun 23, 17 / Leo 06, 01 10:15 UTC

I'm completely agree

Jun 23, 17 / Leo 06, 01 22:38 UTC

A comprehensive proposal should be submitted to <adminteam@asgardia.space> and addressed for the attention of “Projects Manager”.
For further details on this please refer to this page: <https://asgardia.space/en/forum/forum/civic-asgardia-public-sector-145/topic/quarterly-project-proposal-2017a-now-open-guidelines-and-process-2556/>

Thank you for your understanding in this, and we look forward to working with you in the future!

Jun 25, 17 / Leo 08, 01 14:07 UTC

Thank you. One more question: may I just send them email letter with my proposition or pdf-document and other things is a must? what is the best way?

  Last edited by:  Alexandr Kalaur (Asgardian)  on Jun 25, 17 / Leo 08, 01 14:14 UTC, Total number of edits: 1 time

Jun 25, 17 / Leo 08, 01 14:11 UTC

Good Luck! (you're gonna need it)


Jun 25, 17 / Leo 08, 01 14:23 UTC

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-source_model interesting article on this theme

Jun 27, 17 / Leo 10, 01 09:35 UTC

Fully agreed.

Also I sense a lack of privacy and best security practices, this could be better understood and fixed with an open source model.

Asgardia generated my password server-side, sent it by e-mail and did not ask/require me to change it. This puts any accounts at risk.

My account is set so "nobody" can see my location but it can be seen from the map. This puts any asgardian privacy at risk.

We need technology/security-literate people to work on asgardia and all code to be open sourced.

I find quite ironic that the first nation in space will potentially have the security / privacy of a third-world country and cannot be pubicly audited.

This is a much more urgent item than selecting a flag or anthem IMO.

Jun 27, 17 / Leo 10, 01 10:03 UTC

As a side note, IMO hosting the constitution in a git repository could be a first step. Adding the possibility to vote for pull request with your citizen ID would help with a way to democratically improve it. Of course a simplified UI for non-coders would be needed as well.

Jun 27, 17 / Leo 10, 01 12:09 UTC

We can't even talk to our leaders. Thus far, transparency doesn't seem to be something leadership nor administration seem overly interested in.


Jun 27, 17 / Leo 10, 01 14:10 UTC


We cannot offer the source code for the website as an open source currently. However, we welcome the community in finding bugs and suggesting fixes as they are able since it makes it much easier to track down and fix.

Rebekah Berg
Head of Community Affairs
NGO Asgardia

Jun 27, 17 / Leo 10, 01 17:37 UTC

Why? What is the reaoson?

Jun 29, 17 / Leo 12, 01 09:57 UTC

Till the time we deploy open source the whole idea of Asgardia looks like a not very fun game for kids, an adult and adequate user will not join the project "for sake of creation of a new space country"