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Re: [GNUnet-developers] New README.md and Github


From: hyazinthe
Subject: Re: [GNUnet-developers] New README.md and Github
Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2018 21:08:00 +0200

Hello,


I think that all interests publicly stated here aren't too far away from each 
other and form a common notion, which everyone probably can live with in 
practice:

Fundamental:
1. Living Free Software consequently is important.
2. Outreach/building a 'bridge' to others is important for community growth.
3. More Accessibility is good for point 2, also in form of more user friendly 
descriptions.

Consequences:
Officially GNUnet keeps relying on self-hosting and staying away from GitHub.
Inofficially individuals, who feel the need for GNUnet to be accessible over 
GitHub, are free to create a GitHub mirror, but are recommended to not just 
build a simple 'bridge', but design it's descriptions and functionality in a 
way, which makes it more attractive for visitors of the GitHub mirror, to turn 
to the self-hosted infrastructure of the GNUnet project.
The GNUnet project keeps working at becoming more user friendly and accessible, 
and individuals feeling the need for GNUnet to go into this direction including 
the ones with interest in GNUnet presence on GitHub are recommended to rather 
put their appreciated efforts into improving key project-public-interfaces like 
the new upcoming website, the documentation, and the README file than creating 
said GitHub mirror.

Please consider:
- If you use GitHub, you contribute to a certain amount to making GitHub the 
norm - no matter how you use GitHub
- GitHub structurally works against Free Software: GNUnet is licensed GNU 
AGPLv3orlater, but it's not possible to make GitHub website template say so. It 
just lets you say 'GNU AGPLv3', lets the 'orlater' part drop. So in disfavor of 
the GNUnet project, everyone interested in GNUnet project, and the Free 
Software movement practically important license clarification is reduced, 
especially regarding code sharing capability of GNUnet code with project code 
of projects using a new AGPL versions, in case there ever will be a release of 
a new AGPL version
- GitHub belongs to Microsoft. Practically, next to Facebook, Google, and 
Twitter, Microsoft is an arm of the NSA by the NSA's PRISM program.


Greetings,
Bastian Schmidt


--- Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht ---
Von: Christian Grothoff <address@hidden>
Datum: 02.08.2018 19:07:05
An: address@hidden
Betreff: Re: [GNUnet-developers] New README.md and Github

> https://www.gnu.org/prep/maintain/maintain.html#Freedom-for-Web-Pages is
>
> very clear on this: "If you use a site other than www.gnu.org, please
>
> make sure that the site runs on free software alone."

> Note that there is no policy against individuals creating GitHub mirrors
>
> of our master Git repository, just as a GNU package we shall not create
> any official mirror there.





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