[Rack] [Noisebridge-discuss] Noisebridge Github Account

Zephyr Pellerin zephyr.pellerin at gmail.com
Thu Dec 15 15:36:21 PST 2011


"Hmm. I have very mixed feelings about this, although my opinion is
observational at best as I don't contribute to any Noisebridge repositories.

Some things to keep in mind though: there's currently a very complicated
argument going on about digital ownership, especially in the United States.
What happens if github decides to suspend access to the Noisebridge
account, or they hand over access IP addresses to the government and don't
tell anyone?

I don't really care about the mini-control war between hg and git, except
to point out that there are solutions that can be locally hosted."

I was thinking about this myself, we lose nothing if github goes down, but
it wouldn't be good. The only other major source code hosting that use git
that I'm familiar with are in China, which has approximately 0 chance of
being more acceptable than github at noisebridge.

On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 3:30 PM, aestetix aestetix <aestetix at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hmm. I have very mixed feelings about this, although my opinion is
> observational at best as I don't contribute to any Noisebridge repositories.
>
> Some things to keep in mind though: there's currently a very complicated
> argument going on about digital ownership, especially in the United States.
> What happens if github decides to suspend access to the Noisebridge
> account, or they hand over access IP addresses to the government and don't
> tell anyone?
>
> I don't really care about the mini-control war between hg and git, except
> to point out that there are solutions that can be locally hosted.
>
> On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 3:14 PM, Jonathan Lassoff <jof at thejof.com> wrote:
>
>> On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 3:08 PM, Rubin Abdi <rubin at starset.net> wrote:
>>
>>> As much as I am not going to stop any efforts of others migrating things
>>> over, and that I've hardly contributed any shitty code to any
>>> Noisebridge projects over the past year, I do have to say (without
>>> dropping any reasons why so I don't get myself into a flame war about
>>> religion) that it saddens me to see folks more and more switching to git
>>> over mercurial.
>>
>>
>> I agree with this sentiment too. Mercurial is so much cleaner in terms of
>> implementation than git, and it's *so* similar overall in use and structure
>> so I feel the conceptual leap for folks isn't that great.
>>
>> However, git is definitely winning the publicity war these days in the
>> "hip kids" developer community. I'd much rather make it easy to collaborate
>> with others and reduce adoptive friction to doing so.
>> Personally, I still do lots of professional work in communities that use
>> CVS and Subversion, but prefer the git workflow. I can use other plugins
>> that retrieve and push differences to other VCSes, and synchronize and
>> prepare my changes with git as a client.
>>
>> When I consider my life living under the iron fist of RCS, CVS, and
>> Subversion, any day I would take git, mercurial, or heck, even bzr.
>>
>> pony:/var/hg is going nowhere, IMO.
>>
>> --j
>>
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