On 29/09/15 11:54, Joshua D. Drake wrote:
On 09/28/2015 03:40 PM, Alvaro Herrera wrote:
Tom Lane wrote:

Now, running gitlab on community-owned hardware would potentially be an
option, if we find gitlab attractive from a functionality standpoint.
The question I'd have about that is whether it has a real development
community, or is open-source in name only.  If github did go belly up,
would we find ourselves maintaining the gitlab code all by ourselves?
That might not be the end of the world, but it wouldn't be a good use
of community time either.

Fundamentally, we're playing the long game here. We do not want to make
a choice of tools that we're going to regret ten years from now.

We already made a similar choice some years ago when we started
depending on the then-recently open sourced SourceForge code for
pgFoundry.  That didn't turn out all that well in the long run.

I think we need to look at long standing FOSS projects with a large and extended user base (Redmine, RT). Anything that is fairly community specific (Debbugs) likely will cause more heartache than it is worth in the long run.


Linux kernel project uses bugzilla (https://bugzilla.kernel.org)
and so does LibreOffice (https://bugs.documentfoundation.org)

I think they are both fairly big projects in for the long haul.


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