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Re: Please, no GitHub

From: Maxthon Chan
Subject: Re: Please, no GitHub
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2015 15:08:35 +0800


I am smelling gasoline in this thread.


If you want people to host their free software at somewhere other than Github 
can you list a few options that have the same level of quality of service as 
Github? Savannah as of now cannot provide the required level of service - our 
Email requests of creating a few repositories are left in the cold for weeks.

There is a package called GitBucket that packs (almost) all Github features and 
quality of service. It is free software, can be hosted standalone, and I don’t 
think Savannah team will have any problem maintaining an instance (which takes 
absolutely zero effort).

> On Dec 13, 2015, at 14:51, Richard Stallman <address@hidden> wrote:
> [[[ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider    ]]]
> [[[ whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies,     ]]]
> [[[ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden's example. ]]]
>> Well,  I just created a repo there using a browser with JS disabled 
>> (firefox+noscript),
>> using the web interface.  It worked quite happily.
> Our investigators reported that there are operations in the site that
> require running nonfree JS code.  I got a list, but don't remember it.
> It is good that the operation of creating a repo does not have this
> problem, but that doesn't erase the problems with other operations.
>> Actually,  while I did imply something similar,  my position is more that 
>> due to
>> the nature of git,  any extras which a hosting provider offers over and above
>> that available through the git protocol are irrelevant.
> They are relevant because they influence what users do.
> If the operations are useful enough that people want to use them,
> then their dependence on nonfree JS will lead people to run nonfree JS.
> The basic principle of the free software movement is that nonfree
> software is an injustice.  If we directed people to run nonfree
> software, that action would contradict our views.
> -- 
> Dr Richard Stallman
> President, Free Software Foundation (gnu.org, fsf.org)
> Internet Hall-of-Famer (internethalloffame.org)
> Skype: No way! See stallman.org/skype.html.
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