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From Erik Weber <terbol...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: GitLab?
Date Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:48:29 GMT
On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 6:43 AM, 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.
>

Github without the web ui or the api wouldn't have the same effect as it
has, it would basically be what we currently have..

By providing a similar service there's nothing that stops git.apache.org
(or whatever hostname gitlab would have) to
 become the new ground where collaboration on Apache projects happen.

I've worked on projects residing on gitlab.com without thinking much about
it being there rather than on github.

-- 
Erik

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