Re: Announcing GNOME's official GitHub mirror

The results GitHub brings are not relevant in this case. TONS of useful
software have been created - and are still being created - using
Microsoft tools, and many other proprietary tools. So what?

I think it's somewhat unfair to make the GitHub mirroring automatic and
let people send their patches. What if I don't know how to do it or have
no time? I think it should be every maintainer's right to decide they
don't want to cooperate with a proprietary service.

You don't see complaints about GSoC because money blinds people. But
here you go: I hereby complain about the policy of Gnome projects to
supply support for Google, Facebook and before they even
consider adding similar support for free open alternatives (such as
Diaspora, Friendica and MediaGoblin).

To be honest, none of my code belongs to Gnome, and I use only Gitorious
for hosting. But this upcoming GitHub support would just discourage me
from wanting to contribute upstream, and discourage freedom-enthusiasts
from joining in.

On ה', 2013-08-15 at 12:11 +0200, Alberto Ruiz wrote:
2013/8/15 Alexandre Franke <alexandre franke gmail com>:
On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 11:49 AM, Alberto Ruiz <aruiz gnome org> wrote:
We should pick our fights, on the other hand, GitHub has released more
open source code and tools than the gitorious community. We accept
money from Google for the GSoC's every year and I see no complaints.
Everything is a matter on how you look at things really.

I agree that everyone should be free to pick their fights. I agree
that you you are free to pick yours and have them different from mine.
Do you agree that mine can be different from yours?


I really don't care much about my code being mirrored anywhere. At
least gitorious would be ethically acceptable, so it wouldn't bother
me, but I won't invest time in this. I see the value of this as a
backup though, so if others want to work on this I say that's a good

Anyway this is really not what was the most important point to me in
my previous email and you didn't answer the question I really cared
about, so I'm asking again: is there a way for maintainers to opt out
of the github mirroring?

At the moment, no there isn't. Patches to the hook and help to make
this happen are welcome.

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