Hi Konstantin, Thank you so much for your answer! It's really clear now.
Have a nice day, Sarah Le mer. 1 mars 2023 à 17:34, Konstantin Khomoutov <kos...@bswap.ru> a écrit : > On Wed, Mar 01, 2023 at 01:45:08AM -0800, 'Sarah GOMEY' via Git for human > beings wrote: > > Disclaimer (which might get a bit more obvious later on): I (and anyone > else > on this mailing list) do not "represent Git" in any way; anything written > below is my personal opinion. > > > Hope this email finds you well. > > I'm a master student at ESSEC working on a research project on open > source > > and the business models built around it. We'd like to know more about > Git: > > First thing first. Git is a piece of so-called free software , and as > such, > quite many things which are taken for granted when we discuss commercial > software projects simply do not apply to Git. > > > How is it maintained? > > There exists an official "tree" (a regularly updated snapshot of the > project) > published using multiple venues including Github . Most of the features > there get integrated by the official maintainer - Junio Hamano , but > other > folks among the active developers have commit access to. > > Changes to Git gets discussed on a dedicated mailing list. Proposed code > changes (patches and patch series) are supposed to be submitted directly to > the mailing list as well, but there exist a helper Github-hosted tool to > assist with drive-by contributions . > > Anyone if free to submit patches, report bugs and propose features. Patches > and propositions are discussed - again, by anyone, - on the mailing list. > Code reviews are usually made by the set of core developers - basically > those > who are active on the project. > Some, but not all, of these developers are actually working in different > commercial entities making use of Git (including, but not limited to, > Microsoft and Google). > > Also note that there exist an "official" (in the sense of "being blessed" > as > such) "continuous fork" of Git intended to make Git work on Windows; it's > called Git for Windows, is maintained separately but has similar licensing > terms to Git. Some Windows-related code gets integrated into the baseline > Git > from time to time, and GfW generally closely follows the Git's release > schedule. Some of the GfW developers are also Git's core developers. > > > Do you generate any revenue or is it solely based on > > donations through the Software Freedom Conservancy? > > I would say this point does not apply to Git as it is not a so-called > "open-core" project in the spirit of MySQL/MariaDB or GitLab - where the > code > is mainly controlled by a commercial entity which gives "the core part" for > free, but you can pay for extra features. Git is fully free in this sense, > and > as such I would posit it does not generate any revenue "for itself". It may > generate revenue for its commercial users - such as via paid plans on > Github, > but there it's Github which is "receiving" that revenue. > > > Since GitHub is built on Git, does Git have an agreement with them? > > The Git's license does not oblige any entity which uses it to participate > in > any agreement. 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