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Re: [Repo-criteria-discuss] The GNU ethical repository criteria will onl
Re: [Repo-criteria-discuss] The GNU ethical repository criteria will only harm free software.
Sat, 17 Oct 2015 14:19:04 -0400
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On Sat, Oct 17, 2015 at 07:08:31 -0400, Robert Call (Bob) wrote:
> In the recent past, some may remember that gitorious, a large host of
> free software source code repositories for a number of projects, was
> sold to a company who has has a record of not acting in the best
> interest of the free software community. Gitorious was folded and many
> projects were left without a place to host source code. The same can be
> said for the non-free Google Code which became defunct a few months ago.
I wrote about this here:
Sytse Sijbrandij (CEO) and I have been working together and will
continue to do. I'll have more information on that once we release
> * advocate for individual projects to host their own source code
While this is good from an SaaSS perspective, this is onerous for
smaller projects, so it won't solve the problem---hosts are still needed
for everyone else who isn't willing to do that. Repositories will also
be mirrored---as is often the case today---on other hosts, and users may
be more likely to get the code form there than on the official
website, especially if that mirror is on a popular hosting service.
> * draft a set of standards / practices to help fix the issue where
> developers don't sign their source code.
While I agree with the issue, that would be outside the scope of
these criteria: The goal here is to provide criteria in determining
whether a host itself is compatible with GNU's philosophy, and should
not be used as a host for GNU projects.
So we are talking about centralized services here, intentionally. If
you have any decentralized services that you feel should be evaluated,
please let us know.
: (outdated) http://mikegerwitz.com/papers/git-horror-story
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