Infrastructure Upgrades/Changes: Git(ea)

André Miranda andre42m at
Mon Oct 9 03:51:46 CEST 2017

GitHub is awesome, I really enjoy using it, but being proprietary is a 
no-go for a FLOSS project such as Xfce, especially because it has been 
maintained independently for a long time already. I know that hosting 
services is a burden for most projects, but this is not the case for 
Xfce, we have great people handling this (kudos for gaston, knome and 
Skunnyk) and I'm confident that finding a new hosting partner won't be a 

Andre Miranda

On 10/08/2017 08:27 PM, Matthew Brush wrote:
> On 2017-10-08 03:05 PM, Vinzenz Vietzke wrote:
>> Am 08.10.2017 um 23:39 schrieb Ambrose LI:
>>> I don't feel there's anything wrong with Github's TOS (but if the new
>>> TOS really is problematic I'd like to be corrected). It basically just
>>> means they're interpreting "displaying copyrighted content on a
>>> website" as a kind of derivative work, and therefore a license grant
>>> is needed. Pretty much the same reason why all the big websites
>>> include similar wording in their TOS.
>>> I don't like such TOS's either, but I can understand where they're 
>>> coming from.
>> I don't think there is something wrong with Github's TOS in general but
>> more with their system of pull requests, the comments on issues and
>> commit history which can't be easily extracted when things "get rough".
>> [...]
> You can get at most everything through:
> For example:
> Commit history is in the Git repos, of course.
> It's probably easier to backup/leave Github than most project hosting 
> sites, even self-hosted ones.
> Regards,
> Matthew Brush
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