[kde-community] Official KDE mirror on github

Jos Poortvliet jospoortvliet at gmail.com
Mon Aug 17 07:51:57 UTC 2015

On Monday 17 August 2015 09:01:23 Martin Graesslin wrote:
> On Monday, August 17, 2015 08:57:24 AM Martin Sandsmark wrote:
> > Hi!
> > 
> > Just to preface this a bit; I argued pretty vehemently against doing this
> > some time ago on IRC (like, years ago I think), so I hate myself a bit
> > for
> > agreeing with you here.
> I know how you feel and I hate myself also for having written the mail in
> the first place :-(

Don't feel sorry for having changed your opinion. People who never change 
their opinion never learn anything and are thus the most stupid in the world.

The only sad thing is that it took so long - KDE should be more open to new 
things, taking risk, rather than whining in a corner that everybody else is 
bigger and badder and doesn't play by our rules.

> > On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 07:46:44AM +0200, Martin Graesslin wrote:
> > > Whether we like it or not, github has become a place to look for free
> > > software nowadays and if you are not on github your software just
> > > doesn't
> > > exist. Given that we can say KDE doesn't produce source code because we
> > > are not on github.
> > 
> > I still don't like the Github UI personally, and I think the behavior it
> > encourages wrt. pull requests and whatnot is bad, but I agree with you
> > that open source code (whether it is free software isn't important in
> > this context) doesn't really "exist" for a growing amount of developers
> > if it isn't on github.
> > 
> > I guess you could say that Github is the biggest marketing platform for
> > open source today.
> > 
> > > I suggest that we:
> > > * introduce an official mirror for all KDE repositories on github
> > > * replace all existing (non-official) clones
> > > * disallow pull-requests on github to not replace our development model
> > > by
> > > a proprietary platform.
> > 
> > I agree with this, and fwiw for the last point I find the way pull
> > requests are done on Github to be bad in general (for once I agree with
> > Linux Torvalds).
> > 
> > We also need to ensure that the README files for as many as possible of
> > the projects we push to Github have a short but prominent notice about
> > where and how people can send patches for review.
> > 
> > As for some more practical aspects, I think it makes sense to contact
> > this
> > person and ask politely if we could have the name: https://github.com/kde

Everything I do and say is based on my view of the world today. I am not 
responsible for changes in the world, nor my view on it. Everything I say is 
meant in a positive and friendly way, unless explicitly stated otherwise.
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