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Re: Is a move to github in order??

From: Riccardo Mottola
Subject: Re: Is a move to github in order??
Date: Tue, 13 May 2014 17:17:20 +0200
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Gregory Casamento wrote:
Hey guys,

With the recent move of Etoile to github I've been thinking about a similar move for gnustep.

There are a number of reasons for this:

​It is possible to check out and commit to a github repository using SVN and HG. This is #0 since it will be a primary objection to such a move.​
1) GitHub is a very well known platform
2) it would allow code review of patches to be done more easily
3) we could host both the wiki and the website on GitHub.
4) GitHub users could easily fork our repository, reuse and contribute back more easily (we would of course still need FSF papers)

Please give me your thoughts on this. I think it's a good idea for the technical reasons I've given above.

My first argument is ideological: I'd rather stay, as long as possible, on a free code forgesite, in free as really free, what more than FSF? Free the platform as the software it runs on. GitHub is commercial, even if free for open-source projects. Actually, I have advocated since quite some time to move GNUstep's sources.

Do we have problems with our current website and wiki?

about 4) I am unsure, sure it eases fork, but the merge back? After all we want to be sure that contributions are clean both technically as in copyright and assignment.


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