Google's project hosting service
Posted Aug 10, 2006 1:48 UTC (Thu) by ewan
Parent article: Google's project hosting service
...source code changes that are highly specific to Google's environment
will not be contributed back to the Subversion project because as Stein
says, "It would not make sense...[since]... those changes would needlessly
pollute the code base with no measurable benefit for others.
This is no reason to keep the code secret, Google could publish it all,
and leave it to the subversion developers to include it in main line or
not. They don't have to take it if it's not useful, but they (or someone
else) could use some or all of it. This approach takes those choices away.
This says either "We don't trust you to make sensible decisions." or "This
isn't our real reason, but we're going to fob you off with it."
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