[kde-community] "Fork Me" button within the kde git infrastructure?

Michael Pyne mpyne at kde.org
Sun Sep 20 23:27:55 UTC 2015


On Mon, September 21, 2015 00:05:33 Jaroslaw Staniek wrote:
> PS: Freedom of forking - derivative works is not so terrible, it's a
> pilliar of FOSS.

Last time I tried it, running git-clone against our KDE git infrastructure 
still worked just fine, and thus forking is quite easy to do. Did this change 
at some point?

I haven't tried running Github's git import tool since it requires an account, 
but even their instructions for manually mirroring a git repo (for use with 
private repos) seem easy enough: https://help.github.com/articles/importing-a-git-repository-using-the-command-line/

Likewise for Bitbucket: https://confluence.atlassian.com/bitbucket/import-code-from-an-existing-project-259358821.html#Importcodefromanexistingproject-PushingaGitproject

No one is arguing to *try* to make it more difficult to fork KDE or create 
derivative works... the "Trinity Desktop Environment" is still up and kicking, 
and others could be too with barely any work at all to setup the initial 
fork...

Regards,
 - Michael Pyne



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