[OpenLayers-Dev] GitHub straw poll

Bart van den Eijnden bartvde at osgis.nl
Tue Apr 20 08:57:50 EDT 2010

Hey Tim,

since I don't have any hands-on experience with Git, I can't really form a good opinion on this.

For me the current model has no limitations, but I can assume that for some people new to OpenLayers it has.

Best regards,

On Apr 17, 2010, at 1:22 AM, Tim Schaub wrote:

> Hey-
> In advance of our infrastructure meeting (time TBD), I thought I'd take 
> a poll for the heck of it.
> Would people be in favor of or opposed to moving the OpenLayers 
> repository to GitHub?
> If the developers are interested in a change like this (even if it is 
> not until 3.0) we could create a PSC managed account called openlayers 
> and put whatever projects (e.g. website, openlayers) under that. 
> Anybody could fork.  "Core" committers would become collaborators on the 
> openlayers account.
> If we go with GitHub, we may or may not want to use their issue tracker. 
>  This is a separate topic for discussion (the github-trac plugin can 
> allow some integration of Trac and GitHub).
> If we go with GitHub, we could also discuss using their wiki and GitHub 
> pages for a static website (still hosted from http://openlayers.org). 
> These are also separate topics for discussion.
> I'm interested mainly to hear if people are generally in favor or 
> opposed to the idea of a repository move - and a move specifically to 
> GitHub for hosting.
> Tim
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