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Re: [RFC] switch to Gerrit

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [RFC] switch to Gerrit
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2020 21:04:49 +0100
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Karlin High <address@hidden> writes:

> On Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 1:19 PM Jonas Hahnfeld via Discussions on
> LilyPond development <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Am Mittwoch, den 11.03.2020, 18:55 +0100 schrieb Han-Wen Nienhuys:
>> > Gerrit itself does not have an authentication service. See
>> >
>> >
>> > ; I guess in our circumstances, we could do OAuth on top of Google,
>> > Github or Facebook accounts.
>> >
>> > What do you mean with "own authentication service" ?
>> I mean: Is there a hosted Gerrit that does not require a GitHub
>> account? Ideally with the possibility to create an account just for
>> that.
> If a hosted Gerrit service could use ANY OAuth provider, surely
> there's a sufficiently neutral and uncontroversial one somewhere that
> works for LilyPond purposes? The big-name tech companies all tend to
> have fair numbers of people avoiding them by principle. GNU Social (no
> experience, little research) apparently has an Open ID service, which
> is similar-but-different than OAuth?

Rietveld takes OAuth if I understand correctly.  While I don't really
know whether that is "sufficiently neutral and uncontroversial", it is
something we have depended on for a long time.

So while it is always good to improve, it doesn't sound like it should
be a complete deal breaker.

David Kastrup

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