Mines Internet Radio Website

The MIR website has seen several revisions. First it was the CSMBC site, which really had nothing to do with MIR since CSMBC is the parent club of MIR. The original MIR website was powered by Mambo before the hostile takeover. Mambo was too big for what we needed and I wasn’t that familiar with it and trying to figure out how it worked during the school year wasn’t going to be an option. So we scraped Mambo and went to a custom-coded in-house design.

Much smaller and on the surface, it did what it needed to do…at least for the most part. But the back end was non-existent and that wasn’t going to fly. So that brings me to the third revision of the MIR website. Currently being developed over at http://radio.fergcorp.com (please visit it, click around, see if anything doesn’t work, really try and break it), MIROMS (Mines Internet Radio Online Management System, pronounced ‘mir-‘Om-s) uses the WordPress core and then builds functionality around that using plugins and the great sets of hooks available for WP.

At some point, I’m planning on releasing the code for it. I want to release it under the GNU, but I’m also thinking about releasing it under Creative Commons so that non-profits can use it for free, but corporations would have to pay some sort of licencing fee (not very much though).

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