Thanks Andreas & Jeff. Your advice is much appreciated. Cheers, Thor

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff King []
Sent: Thursday, 25 October 2012 7:10 PM
Cc: Andreas Ericsson; ''; 'Thor Home ('
Subject: Re: Who is the 'git' vendor?

On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 10:52:44AM +0200, Andreas Ericsson wrote:

> On 10/25/2012 08:43 AM, PROHASKA, Thor wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > The organisation I am currently working for uses 'git'.
> >
> > In order to manage all the software used in the organisation we have
> > been compiling a list of software that includes the software
> > Vendor's name.
> >
> > My colleague has listed the vendor of git as being the 'Software
> > Freedom Conservancy'. Can you please advise me if this is correct?
> > If not, who should the vendor be identified as?
> >
> Most likely, you'll want to put "" as vendor for
> git, as the whole vendor concept doesn't really fly with FOSS. There's
> noone to go to if it breaks your systems, and unless you purchase a
> support contract from somewhere there's noone to turn to except the
> (excellent) git community in case you have issues with it.

Yeah. Depending on the purpose of the list, I would probably _not_ put the SFC. 
They help manage the legal and financial aspects of the git project, but they 
have nothing at all to do with the code itself. I would hate for them to get a 
phone call about support. :)

Probably "The Git Community" or "" is the best thing to fill 
in if you need to write something in a form. If there ends up being some 
specific reason for a vendor to be contacted, folks on the list will be able to 
point an inquiry in the right direction (which might even end up being the SFC).



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