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

David Narvaez david.narvaez at computer.org
Mon Sep 21 00:27:43 UTC 2015


On Sun, Sep 20, 2015 at 6:05 PM, Jaroslaw Staniek <staniek at kde.org> wrote:
> This is about r-w git repo for KDE and non-KDE devs.
> In git times the need is easier to understand for someone who
> interacts with 3rd party projects at code level.
>
> What is your workflow in this case?
> Do you send git archives git via email or patch sets? And constantly merge?
> I hope you don't use a private git server because it's worse that any
> 'free as beer' git hosting solution because of the bus factor and
> complexity.

I am still not sure I understand what is the use case here: you mean
what do I do when I am working with 3rd party projects and I want to
contribute code to those projects? I usually go visit their web page,
find the "Developers -> How to contribute" page and do whatever they
need me to do provided it is not super complicated.

> PS: Freedom of forking - derivative works is not so terrible, it's a
> pilliar of FOSS.

Github's "forking" was not around when FOSS started, derivative work
is a different thing.

David E. Narvaez



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