[haiku-development] Re: Finally deciding on a new source control system for Haiku

  • From: Urias McCullough <umccullough@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 2 May 2011 16:12:47 -0700

On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 1:45 PM, Ingo Weinhold <ingo_weinhold@xxxxxx> wrote:
>> We don't want people making easy forks, moving away from the current
>> server setup, or anything else. We want to keep the current setup as
>> much as possible, while still adding these improvements. Switching to
>> github would be a way too big move for that. It has a great risk of
>> going out of control.
> I really wish you wouldn't speak for all of us. At least I don't see any 
> "going out of control" risks. If we switch to git, I'd consider it inevitable 
> that people would clone the official repository on GitHub, Gitorious, etc. 
> and I don't see a problem with that. On the contrary, I'd even encourage a 
> more open development.

+1 on encouraging clones of the repo, btw...

For example, it may encourage "outsiders" to work on a clone of Haiku
of their own, and if recognized as a valuable contribution, their
changes could be "easily" merged back into the official sources. That
something I've seen happen very often on GitHub, etc, and not a bad
thing at all.

- Urias

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