Didn’t know that Clearcode made the 7tag project closed source because there was “no external contributions”. IMHO one shouldn’t expect to see contributions to an open source project within a few months of its creation, especially when almost nobody is using it yet… it’s common knowledge (I think) that it takes a long time to get significant contributions to an open source project. That’s because it is complex software and not many people are able to contribute something. For example for Piwik project it took almost 2 years to get any contribution from the community, and this started only after the Piwik project was popular and had many features. I was working alone on Piwik for a very long time and only got help from a few students friends, back in the old days…
@finner Please note that this decision was not taken by the Piwik team or any of its members (the project was not called “Piwik tag manager” actually, we were not involved!), as it was a decision of the Clearcode team who created it… and we didn’t know about it until the code was removed from github and the license changed.
Hopefully in the future, someone will create a true open-source tag manager. We still hope (the Piwik team) to work on this project someday, but it is very much not our priority right now… as we need to focus on making Piwik more awesome.
We’d love to collaborate with another company or team to make it happen! Because truly the world needs a (forever) open source tag manager!