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Seigo: ending the cults of personality in free software

Seigo: ending the cults of personality in free software

Posted Nov 9, 2012 8:33 UTC (Fri) by mpr22 (subscriber, #60784)
In reply to: Seigo: ending the cults of personality in free software by cmccabe
Parent article: Seigo: ending the cults of personality in free software

git's initial development was, in fact, almost entirely focused on Linus's use case. Other people finding it useful for unrelated tasks was a bonus.


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Seigo: ending the cults of personality in free software

Posted Nov 9, 2012 10:01 UTC (Fri) by dlang (subscriber, #313) [Link]

not quite. It was focused on the Linux Kernel use case because that use case stretched all other version control systems past their breaking point.

As a result, the attitude was, "if we can make it work for the kernel, it should work for everything", and as they found cases where it didn't work well for other people, git was enhanced to fill the gap.


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