Re: Announcing GNOME's official GitHub mirror


On 15 August 2013 11:38, Alexandre Franke <alexandre franke gmail com> wrote:
On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 12:16 PM, Debarshi Ray <rishi is lostca se> wrote:
Speaking as someone who has a Gitorious account and not a GitHub one,
what will you gain by opting out? It won't stop someone from cloning
your code on GitHub. This way you atleast have a canonical tree on
GitHub where you can see what people are doing with your stuff.

I agree that people are free to take code and copy it there. This
doesn't mean that we should make it easy for them.

I thought that "making it easy for them to take the code and copy it"
was the entire point of using a distributed version control system.
actually, I was pretty sure that this was the whole point of having
free access to the software source code in the first place.

Actually, the fact that we have to ask to opt out is an issue in
itself. We shouldn't even have to. This should have been opt in from
the start. People (maintainers and commiters in this case) shouldn't
have to fight to get back what you have taken away from them.

considering that this is a mirroring system of a distributed version
control system, I'm puzzled as to what has been lost. you still have
all your rights to the software you maintain and commit to, and you
still have the right to push your work to more than one repository.
care to elaborate a bit more on this?



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