Just noticed the vast similarity between Sydney (biggest city in Australia) and phpBB (open source forum software).
|Most popular open source forum software. Searching for "Powered by phpBB" on Google returns 4,770,000 results today.
||Most crowded city in Australia. Population is around 4 million people and growing.
|Had a humble beginning, when PHP developer James Atkinson wanted a forum for his website in 2000.
||Had a humble beginning, when the Brits wanted to dump their convicts in late 1700's.
|Has great features, customised hacks, styles/templates and a great community.
||A great and multi-cultural community as well. You can find almost anything you need here, and great natural scenary.
|Lots of security exploits this year, and shared hosts now are all banning it from deployed.
||Not a good year either. Traffic is bad, air is bad, public infrastructure is getting really overloaded. SMH is now running a compaign to save Sydney.
|But all the patches look like bad hacks on top of spaghetti code, which sometimes introduced just more vulnerabilities.
||But all the patches look like bad hacks on top of poorly designed city plans, which sometimes just makes living more miserable.