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Re: [Sks-devel] Cease of operation: *

From: Franck Nijhof
Subject: Re: [Sks-devel] Cease of operation: *
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:57:57 +0200

Hi Kristian,

Thank you for your response.
I find it kinda funny and typical to see your response (and other responses as 

I do not care which platform you are using. I was just stating that this:

Is not going to help with getting more people on board in improving things.
Sending git patches? Maybe you should consider tarballs for storing the history 
as well.

Secondly, GitHub destroying proper commit message? Nice, haven’t heart that one 
I work for a pretty large open source project (listed in the top 10 of GitHub) 
and cannot relate to that.

Look at this:;a=shortlog

One committer? Seriously? This is what GnuPG is using these days?
Please, guys, get your head out of your *censored* and start working together.
Or, at least, create an environment that allows doing so.

My initial message was not about the hosting, but being able to manipulate the 
system with ease,
Somehow, that severe and alarming message is now overshadowed by a discussion 
on Open Source platforms.

With kind regards,

Franck Nijhof

> On 24 Apr 2018, at 10:29, Kristian Fiskerstrand <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 04/24/2018 10:20 AM, Valentin Brandl wrote:
>> Am 2018 4 23 20:00:01 UTC schrieb Franck Nijhof <address@hidden>:
>>> I am not sure if the little Git server thingy on that Sumptuous
>>> Capital domain qualifies. Bitbucket is a fine service by Atlassian,
>>> but let's be honest here, if you are serious about Open Source,
>>> GitHub is the place to be. Open Source requires, issue management,
>>> pull requests and above all: contributors! Unfortunately, the
>>> latter are mostly found on GitHub.
>>> Nevertheless, thank you for your response Travis, that is very
>>> much appreciated.
>> While I agree with you that hosting the code on a smaller platform
>> like bitbucket might keep some people from contributing, I'm actually
>> glad there are projects that choose not to host their code on
>> GitHub. You can actually use GitHub as authentication provider for
>> Bitbucket so you are not required to create a new account to
>> contribute to SKS.
> I find the claim of relying on a proprietary service "if
> you are serious about Open Source" somewhat more interesting.
> In any case, github has a tendency of destroying proper commit messages
> etc for the pull requests. That said, nothing stops a contributor from
> using github to host their repo then doing a proper git pull request
> (man git-request-pull) or just a git-format-patch.
> This was described in more detail in
> and comments starting
> with at least
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