On Tue, Aug 09, 2016 at 06:22:21AM +0200, Duy Nguyen wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 9, 2016 at 12:20 AM, Michael Haggerty <mhag...@alum.mit.edu> 
> wrote:
> > On 08/04/2016 05:58 PM, Johannes Schindelin wrote:
> >> [...]
> >> Even requiring every contributor to register with GitHub would be too much
> >> of a limitation, I would wager.
> >> [...]
> >
> > Is it *really* so insane to consider moving collaboration on the Git
> > project to GitHub or some other similar platform?
> In the very unlikely event that github is shut down, how do we get all
> review comments out of it, assuming that we will use pull requests for
> review?

For what it's worth this is exactly why I think it would be worthwhile for git
to establish a common review format, services like Github/Gitlab could then
start storing reviews and comments in the git repo rather than in a separate
sql database.

Gerrit is already doing this with notedb, which literally gives you a
git log of a review. Admittedly with Gerrit the change metadata
sits in a separate git repo, still,
this is much better than the current situation with
Github and Gitlab in my opinion.

I apologise once again if my comments here are somewhat unrelated,
but I feel there is at least some overlap, since the existence of a
common review format for git could potentially make Github/Gitlab a more
attractive option, if Github/Gitlab chose to adopt such a format.

Really I think that reviews shouldn't be stored on mailing lists,
and they shouldn't be stored in sql databases,
they should be stored in git.
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