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From Nicholas Kwiatkowski <nicho...@spoon.as>
Subject Re: SVN vs Git
Date Mon, 13 Feb 2012 15:57:00 GMT

Because of leagalise, we can't allow a github-style open-source project.
 Apache affords us a legal protection for not only contributes, but those
companies that need to use the software.  Because of this, all
the contributes need to sign a legal agreement (the ICLA) that releases the
rights to anything contributed before they get read/write access to the
repository.  GitHub doesn't allow us to have the same control -- plus
Apache has already built a very nice infastrcture to handle all of our

I know people have talked about making a mirror of the SVN (and soon, Git)
repos on GitHub, but any changes committed to those mirrors will be


On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 10:34 AM, Martin Heidegger <mh@leichtgewicht.at>wrote:

> On 14/02/2012 00:25, Kevin Korngut wrote:
>> If you do a search on the list there's a post from Bertrand, "FYI, I have
>> requested a Git mirror for Flex", it's not much of a thread so I'll repost
>> what was said there:
> Git is not github. Github has indexing and community management.
> Different game than just having another repository.
> yours
> Martin.

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