This weekend I’ve been playing around with an open source project titled osDate. osDate is a freely available online dating system. I’ve registered a few domains and installed them on my host to begin hacking this system. osDate is powered by MySQL and PHP. I currently have it running on an apache webserver powered by CentOS. I’ll release the domain name after it’s configured properly.
osDate provides users with ways to find other users of a particular niche. What I mean by this is that osDate isn’t your normal match.com site (but it could be). osDate is what you want it to be. The possibilities are limitless. If you wanted you could have a Christian dating site, a Jewish dating site, and/or a Muslim dating site.
A large problem with open source communities is lack of documentation. Really.. who wants to write documentation? I don’t blame them. osDate is no exception. The documentation is poor. However, there is a forum community that you could find with a quick google search.
What I’ve done with osDate so far:
- Installed – Installation is easy! Just upload files, create a database, and point your browser to install.php
- Set up admin account
- Began configuration
I’m a huge fan of open source software, and any hacks or upgrades I make to the software will be posted on this blog.