On 3 March 2013 18:45, Andreas Jung <li...@zopyx.com> wrote:
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> yuppie wrote:
> >> You do realise it's:
> >> a) free (for us) b) decentralised
> > What do you mean by "it"? What by "free"? What is "decentralised"?
I mean, there's no tangible cost (financial or otherwise) of using GitHub;
and git's architecture pretty much ensures that there's no lock-in
(especially if mirroring is set up).
> > Why do your points a) and b) make supporting GitHub Inc. a good
> > decision?
I don't see it as supporting GitHub. I see it as using a service that is
free to us and rather good. It saves resources (e.g. the time spent
managing svn.zope.org; the cost of bandwidth) that can be better spent
elsewhere (e.g. working on Zope/CMF). It helps make it easier for others to
contribute, because so many people already know how to use GitHub.
> > GitHub Inc. is too successful. It already has too much power. That's
> > not good for the open source community.
> We all value your contributions to Zope and CMF __very much__ but is it
> really necessary being that fundamental?
I'd echo that sentiment (especially the first part).
What's the worst that could happen? GitHub goes belly-up and we starting
using a different remote in our repos? GitHub tries to violate the license
terms of our software somehow (that seems very unlikely)?
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