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From "Roy T. Fielding" <>
Subject Re: Lab for distributed SCM?
Date Fri, 22 Feb 2008 17:32:08 GMT
On Feb 21, 2008, at 10:53 PM, Mike Heath wrote:

> I have to respectfully disagree with Roy.  I understand a lot of his
> points but I don't see how today's dSCM tools and the Apache Way are
> mutually exclusive.  Yes, dSCM facilitates the "Linux Way" but dSCM  
> does
> not mandate a decentralized process.  There are a lot of features
> available in today's dSCM tools that are completely orthogonal to any
> particular open source philosophy.

Well, if you could come up with those features and experiment with them
in a meaningful way, then I have no objection to using a Lab for that.
What I don't want to see is a pocket full of advocacy for isolated
development -- just because the tools make it easier doesn't make it  
Likewise, if you intend to analyze the parts of gSCM systems that don't
scale in the hope of finding fixes/workarounds, then by all means do so.
Just don't assume that the folks who built Subversion (or people like  
who just did a lot of research on gSEE back in the 90s) are somehow
unaware of the advantages/disadvantages of dSCM.


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