[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo guidelines for code hosting ?

David Fawcett david.fawcett at gmail.com
Sun Oct 18 14:22:57 PDT 2015

One thing to consider in using GitHub is the opportunity for the project to
be discovered by people who are not aware of OSGEO and the geo space.


On Sun, Oct 18, 2015 at 2:37 PM, Andreas Hocevar <andreas.hocevar at gmail.com>

> > On 18 Oct 2015, at 12:34, Angelos Tzotsos <gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > It is true that GitHub is not Free Software, so IMO we should not be
> depending on it. I see the ethical issues that arise from using a non Free
> provider and it is not the only case in our ecosystem eg. Transifex used to
> be Free Software and it is not anymore:
> This is quite an inaccurate statement, and a different story too. You
> could still go to https://github.com/transifex/transifex, clone the repo,
> set up a Transifex instance on your server, or even continue developing it.
> It's GPL licensed after all.
> But that's not my point. My point is:
> git is free and open source. GitHub "just" adds (tons of) convenience on
> top of it. Github going away is just as (un)likely as OSGeo going away. If
> that happens, with git being a distributed versioning system, developers
> will still be able to push their local clones to some other infrastructure.
> Doing so is a matter of 1 minute.
> Andreas.
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