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Re: [Tinycc-devel] Re: Attempt to create a host on ShareSource failed

From: KHMan
Subject: Re: [Tinycc-devel] Re: Attempt to create a host on ShareSource failed
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 10:42:15 +0800
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Sanghyeon Seo wrote:
> 2007/11/12, KHMan <address@hidden>:
>> If it gets approved, I will look into importing Seo's bundle, then
>> completely transfer ownership to others. At least two persons, for
>> redundancy. At least in this way we will have a public hg host.
> [snip]
> However, the fact is that there *is* a public hg host. Rob's
> repository is back online.
> http://www.landley.net/hg/tinycc

Yeah, but the fact is that he did not announce it, so you cannot
make the assumption for him.

Now, please look at the short log and his development log.

He's moving to GPL, and it's now tinycc. And yeah, before anyone
rags on him, he has contacted Fabrice and Fabrice has no
objections, so says the dev log. It's his right to do what he
wants. I guess it gives people the perception that he's not much
of a team player.

And I guess as far as Rob is concerned, it is a fork. With GPL, it
won't be useful to non-GPL projects as an embedded compiler.

Also, we cannot pull patches from him anymore, unless he offers
them to 'official'/'semi-official' tcc. It would have been nice to
have him still contributing to a LGPL tcc, but I guess not.

Now, regardless of hg's capabilities, nobody doing tcc can pull
from Rob's tinycc anymore. Yet another example where the social
and legal structure of a project overrules the inherent openness
of distributed version control systems.

So, I guess this community should stick to Seo's bundle and
restart from there, assuming you guys are still raring to go with
the hg repository.

So, Seo Sanghyeon, if my above reasoning is incorrect, then please
correct me.

I'll report back if the ShareSource project gets approved. No word
yet. If anyone is interested in ownership, please ping the list or
me and I'll transfer the ownership when the project gets approved.

Kein-Hong Man (esq.)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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