[Kde-scm-interest] Alternate Git options

Jeff Mitchell mitchell at kde.org
Wed May 12 17:41:10 CEST 2010

On 5/12/2010 6:02 AM, Thomas Zander wrote:
> On Wednesday 12. May 2010 11.28.21 Jeff Mitchell wrote:
>> This is why every decision like this ends with us beating our heads
>> against walls for a while -- often the most obvious solutions (GitHub
>> has some really nice features) are completely off limits, no matter
>> how long we are stalled.
> One word; Meritocracy

There is merit (hah, hah) in such a system, and I understand the
viewpoint -- myself, I use a mixture of FOSS and proprietary software at
work in order to Get Things Done(R), so I'm not really opposed to the
idea, and I'd be one of the people putting the system in place so I'd
fit in to the meritocracy.

That all said...realistically, given those in the community, we would
literally see committers jump ship from KDE if we went down this path.
We'd also take a continual beating from other FOSS projects and FOSS
press, have endless arguments on mailing lists, have the Board (almost
certainly) outright reject any funding for such projects, and either
split the KDE community or have the effort be marginalized.


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