[Bitcoin-development] Reconsidering github

Troy Benjegerdes hozer at hozed.org
Wed Aug 20 01:26:23 UTC 2014


On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 04:58:48PM +0200, Wladimir wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 2:02 PM, Jeff Garzik <jgarzik at bitpay.com> wrote:
> > It would be nice if the issues and git repo for Bitcoin Core were not
> > on such a centralized service as github, nice and convenient as it is.
> 
> Despite my complaining about github, I don't like the idea of moving
> somewhere else. The current way of working - to use github for storing
> the tree, and use a custom script for signing+merging - is fine with
> me.
> 
> Github has a low barrier to contribution. Almost every open source
> developer already has a github account. Switching to something
> self-hosted makes it more difficult for people to contribute.
> 
> Plus if we have to take the hosting upon ourselves, we have to handle
> sysadmin work ourselves as well. That's not a good use of the limited
> manpower available.
> 
> Also it will be a lot of work to migrate over all the current issues
> and pulls. I don't look forward to that. I don't see the point of
> this, sorry.
> 
> Wladimir

If a project cannot be organized enough to run its own hosting/web presense/
counterintelligence/security that starts with installing an OS and patching
kernels, then it is really not wise for me to trust my financial future to
software written by such a group.

There is a great deal of 'work' that is really quite pointless, particularly
in regards to claims I see about security that are irrelevant unless you 
have the understanding that comes from operating and running your own 
servers. 

This includes running DDOS protection, so no cloudflare.

If bitcoin wants to become irrelevant, then by all means, continue to 
depend on github and all the unknown attack surface it exposes.

Those of us that do run our own servers will migrate to higher quality 
alternatives.

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