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Re: [PATCH] Updating homepage to point people to pagure for development.

From: Yuchen Pei
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Updating homepage to point people to pagure for development.
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2021 14:32:54 +1100
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bill-auger <bill-auger@peers.community> writes:

the current wording indicates that bug reports are accepted only
via pagure.io (the mailing list is to be used for "general user
help and discussion"), further suggesting that the savannah
issue tracker should be closed - it is in poor taste IMHO,
for a GNU project to require people to register on a third-party
website, in order to post a bug report - there may even be some
policy prohibiting that

from "Information for Maintainers of GNU Software"

The advertised bug-reporting email address should always be
‘bug-package@gnu.org’, to help show users that the program is a
GNU package, but it is ok to set up that list to forward to
another site if you prefer.

if you would like to use a web-based bug tracking system,
Savannah supports this (see Old Versions), but please don’t fail
to accept bugs by regular email as well—we don’t want to put up
unnecessary barriers against users submitting reports.

I agree that having the main list on gnu.org and repo on savannah is better. If we were to evaluate pagure.io based on the ethical repository criteria[1] it would probably get an F for failing C0, because with LibreJS on I couldn't register a new account, nor could I create a pull request.

[1]: https://www.gnu.org/software/repo-criteria.html#C0

Regarding sending code that runs on the JavaScript platform, any such code used by an important site function either (1) is free software, and labeled properly for LibreJS to recognize as free, or (2) isn't necessary, so that the function works properly even if JavaScript is disabled in the browser.


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