[Xapian-devel] Xapian Github Organization

Wichert Akkerman wichert at wiggy.net
Mon Oct 8 08:08:59 BST 2012

On Oct 8, 2012, at 01:53, Olly Betts <olly at survex.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 03, 2012 at 08:34:45AM -0700, Dan Colish wrote:
>> Well at the moment, we're really still using SVN so this discussion
>> might not be ready to happen. If we are going to use a github org to
>> host our repos, git should be the SPOT.
> I'm not keen to have the master git repo hosted on a proprietary
> platform.  It's a pattern the Free/Open Source Software community seems
> to fall into repeatedly, and has lead to problems before (ironically one
> such instance was the reason git was created in the first place).

One big difference with git is that there is no lock-in when using a third party platform: every clone if the repository is a complete copy of the entire repository data, which makes it trivial to move it if you are ever unhappy with the current platform. Of course that only holds for the git data, not for issues if you use github's issue tracker as well.


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