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From "Jochen Wiedmann" <>
Subject Re: Subversion vs other source control systems
Date Thu, 14 Feb 2008 13:45:18 GMT
On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 2:32 PM, Erik Abele <> wrote:

>  Aye, and this is also the reason why it potentially conflicts with
>  the meritocratic model of the ASF; furthermore there are also legal
>  hurdles to cross etc.
>  In the end I think it's simply too early to discuss all this - let's
>  wait until some project comes up with a well-prepared and clearly
>  defined proposal to change their SCM. IMHO this is certainly not a
>  task for the Incubator or a podling...

Agreed. It's better to wait. Also note, that:

- For obvious reasons, git and other distributed VC systems are more suited
  for larger projects with a real lot of contributors. Even in the case of the
  top level projects, there aren't too many that qualify for that.
- Even now, it is possible to work with git, if you want to: See

  I do not know how far Jason van Zyl's attempts have grown or not,
but the point
  is that his intentions have been to gather experience. Anyone else is free to
  do the same.


Look, that's why there's rules, understand? So that you think before
you break 'em.

 -- (Terry Pratchett, Thief of Time)

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