[kde-community] Official KDE mirror on github

Vishesh Handa me at vhanda.in
Sat Sep 19 09:35:33 UTC 2015

On Sat, Sep 19, 2015 at 11:28 AM, Laszlo Papp <lpapp at kde.org> wrote:
>>> from this thread, seems to me that strarting to rely on github will drive
>>> people away from KDE too, for sure several participants of this thread
>> So if project X which is part of KDE also relies on GitHub, but in no
>> way recommends it, that will alienate people?
> Perhaps I am reading this thread wrong, but it seems that it would
> alienate some people, yes.
> I will not say that "me included" as I really do not have the rights
> to claim so. I have not done much KDE contribution lately, but if I
> were thinking of doing that again, this would be a negative point for
> me. It would not be major, but still.

For me - this is normal. When contributing to a project there are
going to be things I don't agree with - Coding Style, Architecture,
health of the project, how well it is maintained, how bugs are
ignored, etc. This is just one more minor thing.

> By the way, exceptions made for github might have more unforeseeable
> consequences than you may now think. It can easily go beyond the scope
> of github within the KDE infrastructure. What if people start asking
> for exceptions in other areas, too, referring to the github
> exceptions?

Then we will deal with them on a case-by-case basis. Lets not take
blanket bans on new ideas just because of their potential destructive
power. Each action of ours has positive and negative benefits. How
about we focus on the positive?

Vishesh Handa

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