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The next GPL: Why it's being shaped on GitHub (InfoWorld)

The next GPL: Why it's being shaped on GitHub (InfoWorld)

Posted Jul 6, 2012 18:27 UTC (Fri) by ajd (guest, #58225)
Parent article: The next GPL: Why it's being shaped on GitHub (InfoWorld)

Does anyone else find it highly discouraging that the next version of the GPL is being built using the non-free Github platform?


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The next GPL: Why it's being shaped on GitHub (InfoWorld)

Posted Jul 6, 2012 18:38 UTC (Fri) by apoelstra (subscriber, #75205) [Link]

Any data you can put into it, you can get out of it, and the point of git is that you can't ever delete anything, so I don't see the problem. Syncing works properly, so if there are other bugs, you are welcome to use another (open) git client to manage your own changes.

So the usual arguments against nonfree web applications don't seem to be too important here.

Plus, Github works much better with noscript than gitorious does.

The next GPL: Why it's being shaped on GitHub (InfoWorld)

Posted Jul 6, 2012 20:55 UTC (Fri) by jimparis (subscriber, #38647) [Link]

> Any data you can put into it, you can get out of it, and the point of git is that you can't ever delete anything, so I don't see the problem

Note that you'd have to regularly run something like https://github.com/joeyh/github-backup to make sure you have a copy of all of your data. And there are a few minor limitations, for example: "the GitHub API does not seem to provide a way to access notes added to commits and notes added to lines of code"


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