[kde-community] Have repo maintainers opt-in for github mirroring (was: Re: Official KDE mirror on github)

David Edmundson david at davidedmundson.co.uk
Fri Sep 18 20:21:09 UTC 2015

On Fri, Sep 18, 2015 at 9:10 PM, Friedrich W. H. Kossebau <kossebau at kde.org>

> Hi,
> Am Freitag, 18. September 2015, 17:12:12 schrieb Boudhayan Gupta:
> > Ladies and gentlemen, as you read this mail github.com/kde is being
> > populated by the initial sync of all repositories.
> Pardon for the late input, missed the dynamic of the people behind this
> idea
> (and actually expected it would be shot down, at least to me it seems not a
> good idea to add value to a proprietary platform by also adding our source
> code there).
> Can we please only mirror those projects whose maintainers are okay with
> the
> added workload due to another public interface which allows interaction
> from
> 3rd-party? Too many people will not get that this is only a mirror, even if
> you put it in bold there. Or worse, not accept it is a mirror, because
> their
> time is more valueable than the time of the maintainers of course.
I have no time (and actually also no interest) to care for people poking via
> github (incl. the time needed to redirect them to the real official KDE
> infrastructure and any bad vibrations because having to argue why I/we do
> not
> support github really). Other people might have that time and interest, so
> their decision.
> But I don't. I joined KDE for some reason and am doing my FLOSS software
> development here, because of certain values.
> Same would be true for sourceforge.net, gitlab.com, code.google.com (okay,
> dead) or whereever else some people think we should mirror because it's
> where
> "the people" are currently.
> So as maintainer I would like to have at least the repos of Okteta,
> libkoralle, cagibi removed from the official KDE github page.

There shouldn't be any extra workload.
Can we at least wait until we see if it's a problem before we try and solve


> Friedrich
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