The internal war continues on what is better or not for “original” Bitcoin (BTC). Now it’s the turn of his bitcoin.org, website, on which, a copy (bifurcation from GitHub) has been created to the btcinformation.org website that tries to maintain the initial essence of the project.
A year ago, exactly on August 1, 2017, a “hard fork” of the main bitcoin block chain was created, alleging reasons of disagreement in the development roadmap, deriving what we know today with Bitcoin Cash. Although the story is more extensive, and full of half-truths, unconfirmed data, speculations and accusations of all kinds, to date it continues to show that the “consensus” does not seem to exist within the original Bitcoin Core project, until such time point (ridiculous and embarrassing), to create a second website (btcinformation.org).
On August 4, a “bifurcation maintained by the community” of Bitcoin.org called btcinformation.org was launched, according to a tweet posted by Twitter user David A. Harding:
Launch announcement for https://t.co/JzIHLdq3Bc, a community-maintained fork of Bitcoin(dot)org with advertisements removed and third-party trackers disabled. I've already had the pleasure making some small contributions. https://t.co/dUE4ubWJZk
— David A. Harding (@hrdng) August 4, 2018
Harding, who has documented many of Bitcoin’s (BTC) features, noted that advertisements and third-party plugins found on Bitcoin.org had been removed in the “forked” version of the website. The announcements page on btcinformation.org reads, “we feel that recent events are damaging to Bitcoin.org’s neutrality.”
The announcement also states the owners and maintainers of Bitcoin.org had taken “unilateral actions” that may not have been in the best interests of the Bitcoin community. Moreover, the managers of Bitcoin.org have acted “without the consent” of the larger crypto community, the notice on btcinformation.org asserts.
Due to the controversial management of Bitcoin.org, btcinformation.org will now aim to be a “neutral, informational resource about Bitcoin and how to use Bitcoin”, the announcement notes. The “forked” website will reportedly be “fully open source,” just like Bitcoin.org.
The notice also posted a link to btcinformation.org’s source code, while pointing out the forked bitcoin website had “reverted the redesign” of bitcoin.org so that it is “visually distinct” from its previous version.
Additionally, the creators of the community-maintained website removed the events page found on Bitcoin.org, which they say was not only “additionally hard” to maintain but also listed too many “non-bitcoin related events.”
Notably, btcinformation.org does not have a link to Bitcoin Core, which bitcoin.org still does. The new website’s creators note that Bitcoin Core is an independent project so it should not be shared on a website that aims to provide neutral and objective information about the flagship cryptocurrency.
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Notably, the maintainers of btcinformation.org are currently not accepting donations from the crypto community as they’re working on a “better, distributed donations setup.” The move comes shortly after controversy surrounding one of Bitcoin.org’s owners emerged on GitHub.
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