[Bitcoin-development] Reconsidering github

Odinn Cyberguerrilla odinn.cyberguerrilla at riseup.net
Sat Aug 30 03:33:52 UTC 2014

> 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
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I agree with Wladimir, keep it simple.  There being many other more urgent
questions to address, imho.

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