[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo is becoming irrelevant. Here's why. Let's fix it.
jachym.cepicky at gmail.com
Thu Oct 1 00:18:31 PDT 2015
I'm using gitlab already and it really gives you what I like on github
Shall we ask the board and SAC for create instance of gitlab on our servers?
st 30. 9. 2015 v 14:31 odesílatel Mateusz Loskot <mateusz at loskot.net>
> On 30 September 2015 at 07:20, Paolo Cavallini <cavallini at faunalia.it>
> > Il 30/09/2015 02:04, Jody Garnett ha scritto:
> >> I think that the Github move is hazardous. Sure, it is easy, free
> >> for open-source projects, and really really cool. Granted, it helps
> >> a lot in getting fluid contributions to open-source projects. But
> >> ... in two years, they may start shipping sponsors links at the end
> >> of the Readme files, and in a moments notice you have to watch 20
> >> seconds ads before cloning. At this point, you will want to bail
> >> out, only to find out that in fact you can not, because you can not
> >> delete the project anymore, or the issue tracker database can not be
> >> exported ...
> >> Not much of a problem here, since git means each developer has a copy of
> >> the whole project. I know we had the same story with SourceForge ...
> > I think the concerns about GH are real. I feel uneasy putting strategic
> > pieces of infrastructure in the hands of a company is risky over the
> > long term. It is true that we have a copy of the whole code base and
> > history, but the scenarios suggested are possible and worrisome.
> There is also another aspect of the "All move to GitHub, now!" trend,
> less obvious than technical ones, I guess.
> On one side, OSGeo is FOSS advocate and we advocate it loud.
> via numerous keynote speaches given at events around the World.
> On the other, we gradually move to proprietary infrastructure based
> on non-FOSS, namely GitHub.
> The two sides clash, don't they?
> People may get confused.
> Best regards,
> Mateusz Loskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net
> Discuss mailing list
> Discuss at lists.osgeo.org
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the Discuss