So in the last day I believe i’ve seen two community resources, with the primary resource being a module called with require(123456789).
Now why is this such a pain?
Community resources are meant, as the name suggests, to be resourceful to the community. And there is no point releasing a module to the. community if people cannot read it, and therefor learn from it. In fact keeping the source hidden I feel defeats the entire purpose of the category.
This also caused a problem the other day in which one plugin had unintentionally malicious source code which ended up deleting half a map proving that the hiding of source code may actually be concealing malicious code.
I feel this is just another reason to prove the diminishing quality of community resources since it was moved of PA and also I feel it would be wise for it to be made explicitly against the category guidelines to conceal the source code of a resource.
I apologise in advanced, closed source modules have never been an area i’ve been interested enough to learn / research into and I in general don’t know half the terminology surrounding them. However I feel the point of my argument is obvious and if you have terminology nitpicks feel free to tell me in DMs rather then in replies.
I also recognise that you can review this modules via insert service, however my argument still stands that trying to conceal the source is against the point of the category.