[Sugar-devel] Response in Re: you needed Assistance

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Fri May 18 17:40:49 EDT 2018

On Fri, May 18, 2018 at 11:14:45PM +0200, Bastien wrote:
> Hi James,
> James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> writes:
> > People have often said "we should migrate them all to GitHub", but as
> > far as I can see the only _sensible_ justification is where pull
> > requests are to be merged by multiple developers.
> Another justification would be to help *discovery* of repositories by
> potential contributors.

Yes.  On the other hand we have too many already, and no lack of
opportunities for potential contributors.

> While I recognize enforcing a central authority is not good, there is
> still value in encouraging people to use https://github.com/sugarlabs
> which is what the Github button does on the homepage.

Yes, sure, encourage.  But not to mandate.

My practice is to fork newly discovered repositories into

And then turn off Issues, Projects, Wiki features, only allow Merge

An example is yet another Sugar Labs related repository by a developer
created outside Sugar Labs;


Forked to Sugar Labs;


And appears to contain many similar commits to existing Sugar Labs
repository from last year;


GitHub as a confusion creation tool.

James Cameron

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