On Sun, 28 Aug 2016, Jakub Narębski wrote:
> W dniu 25.08.2016 o 14:58, Johannes Schindelin pisze:
> > On Mon, 22 Aug 2016, Eric Wong wrote:
> >> Johannes Schindelin <johannes.schinde...@gmx.de> wrote:
> >>> I just want developers who are already familiar with Git, and come up with
> >>> an improvement to Git itself, to be able to contribute it without having
> >>> to pull out their hair in despair.
> >> We want the same thing. I just want to go farther and get
> >> people familiar with (federated|decentralized) tools instead of
> >> proprietary and centralized ones.
> > Why require users to get familiar with (federated|decentralized) tools
> > *unless* they make things provably more convenient? So far, I only see
> > that this would add to the hurdle, not improve things.
> Arguably for some federated/decentralized tools are preferred
> (for philosophical reasons), even if they do not achieve even feature
> parity with centralized tools (c.f. FSF).
This statement is false. If you had talked about *your* preference, it
would be true. But to state that federated/decentralized tools are
universally preferred is nonsense.
You know as well as I do that most users/contributors go for convenience.
And if you require an inconvenient step (e.g. subscribing to a
federated/decentralized philosophy), most potential contributors simply
stop being potential contributors. End of story.