Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to I want my, I want my, I want my web/db

Posted by Todd Gillespie on
I am, as we speak, slurping Michael's files down the DSL. Concurrent to this, I am brewing a masterful plan for revenge against Talli. Ohh... it will be painful.

Cathy, the last time I had to build something that handled imports like this, we used a 'proxy user' system, where data could be owned by what are essentially shells of users -- the person wasn't registered, and the system could ignore the "user" in many places since it wasn't real, but if that user registered, [s]he would inherit any the data registered in his/her name. Does OpenACS ("oaks") have anything that can be munged into acting like that?

Cathy, would you mind working with me? Or I could just write some db manipulation fxns for you... either way.

Something I brought up on the IRC channel - has anyone looked at the legality? Would lawyers over at RH/aD notice this and take offense whilst they are trying to catalogue their acquired IP? Should we wait?