[kde-community] Official KDE mirror on github

Martin Steigerwald martin at lichtvoll.de
Sat Sep 19 09:09:21 UTC 2015


Am Samstag, 19. September 2015, 02:22:44 CEST schrieb Riccardo Iaconelli:
> On Friday, September 18, 2015 11:43:34 PM Vishesh Handa wrote:
> > It depends on our end goal: creating free software or creating free
> > software with only free tools? If it is the latter then I fear we have
> > already failed since many of us use additional tools to aid
> > development which are not free.
> 
> I couldn't say it better!
> 
> Bitkeeper was not free, when support ended, git was made! Some video drivers
> were not free, but we continued to use them, until better alternatives
> emerged. Sourceforge was not free, yet many KDE projects used it.
> 
> ...heck, even Qt was not free, back in the days!
> 
> I wouldn't rely entirely on a non-free platform, but I wouldn't miss the
> opportunity to market projects who wish so to a larger developer base. It is
> important for our coummunity to share and communicate our open values, and
> that usually means with people who are not yet convinced. :-)

Right now the larger developer base is just an hypothesis, or are there any 
numbers on that? (I am aware that numbers on that would require that one KDE 
project already uses pull requests github.com.)

Thanks,
-- 
Martin



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