[kde-community] Official KDE mirror on github
hein at kde.org
Sat Sep 19 14:15:00 UTC 2015
On 09/19/2015 04:04 PM, Vishesh Handa wrote:
> This is the part of your email I really like. Though this is not what
> you meant: If projectX choose to also use Github, it is not affecting
> your project in anyway. Just ignore it and move on.
You keep reiterating this, but it's simply not true:
* Disagreement on whether to use GitHub or not can extend
into the sub-community around a given project and cause
* Some of our project sub-communities have many maintainers
for smaller sub-projects that comprise the larger project,
and these sub-projects need to collaborate for consistency.
The topology of 'project' is not a match to our repository
topology, which is incidental and an implementation detail.
It's not possible to cleanly turn GitHub on or off along
the - ever-shifting - social boundaries involved.
* Different per-project tooling definitely creates pressures
on projects to provide the same tooling as other projects.
We've got practical experiences with this from our trial
runs with gerrit and Phabricator.
* 'Common ownership' in the Manifesto is a core value that
e.g. begats shared workflows like our shared developer
account application process and our shared repository
access model. This stuff is important. It's hard to main-
tain the idea of common ownership if we create barriers
for people moving within the project by fragmenting our
core workflows. If someone doesn't want to work with Git-
Hub they're barred from stepping up and maintaining
project X that's using GitHub by a previous maintainer's
decision, unless they do the work to reverse that decision,
which can get us back to the first bullet.
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