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Re: Goals for repo conversion day

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: Goals for repo conversion day
Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2014 22:24:14 -0500
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Thien-Thi Nguyen <address@hidden>:
> () "Eric S. Raymond" <address@hidden>
> () Sat, 25 Jan 2014 14:54:01 -0500
>    That is true.  But beware of misleading analogies!  Archeologists
>    like the seams mainly because stratigraphy helps them date things.
> Repo contents is first order information.  Higher order is: What are
> the structures that hold the repo contents (i.e., what is the VCS)?;
> What are the factors in its choice?; Why are hackers so human?; ...

I agree that may be of intyerest at some far future time.  For that reason,
and others, I do recommend theat old repositories be archived rather than
deleted out of hand.
                <a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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