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From Niclas Hedhman <nic...@hedhman.org>
Subject Re: GitLab?
Date Thu, 05 Mar 2015 08:15:41 GMT
Yes, the network effect is important, but is it the only one? Can the
network effect happen on ASF systems? Would we want it to?

// Niclas

On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 1:43 PM, Roman Shaposhnik <roman@shaposhnik.org>
wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 7:24 PM, Niclas Hedhman <niclas@hedhman.org> wrote:
> > But, during my last 2-3 year absence, has the GitLab[1] option been
> > discussed and/or tried? GitLab is open sourced, can run on our infra and
> > has many of the essential features of Github.
> > But perhaps people are satisfied enough with the Github mirroring that is
> > already in place, but with GitLab in house, we could (in theory) add
> > features around licensing (like ICLA style assurance, similar to Jira),
> and
> > non-committers could(!) be allowed a direct route to the horse's mouth...
>
> Here's the way I look at it: the power of github.com comes not so much
> from the
> web UI or even API, but from a network effect. It is where developers
> congregate.
> Thus we'd have to have mirrors of our stuff there anyway to enable PR
> workflow
> for projects that care about it. And as long as THAT is in place, the
> need for something
> like GL is reduced, IMHO.
>
> Thanks,
> Roman.
>



-- 
Niclas Hedhman, Software Developer
http://www.qi4j.org - New Energy for Java

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