By no means should the code to Forumwarz be made accessible to the public. It would cause far many more problems than it provides positive third party content. I’m not even that familiar with Rails, however I’m sure I would be able to find something to exploit. Put that in the hands of someone whom actually has a decent amount of knowledge on Rails and it could become disastrous.
I am however for some sort of API which could be implemented fairly simple using RSS or JSON calls.
But as far as opening up the actual code to the public…bad idea.
I wasn’t proposing to make the entire source code available to the public.
And if Open Source has worked for other online applications, why wouldn’t it work for ForumWarz.