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From Ted Dunning <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Moving to Git...
Date Fri, 11 Oct 2013 13:28:36 GMT
I hate myself a bit for jumping in here, but as much as I prefer git, I
really don't think that changing will make that much difference.

The problem with commons is that people have much more energy for
interminable conversations about things that don't much matter (like this

People who do things don't generally want to talk them to death.  If half
the energy that goes into long debates went into coding for commons there
wouldn't be a problem.  Long discussions about whether discussions about
things that might make coding easier are even worse than a long discussions
so I am now part of the problem.

Perhaps a good rule of thumb would be no more than 5 email messages about
non-code issues per patch that you have posted to a commons component.  I
am probably at or beyond that limit so I will shut up and not respond

Given that the open source community has gradually been re-inventing
aspects of scientific society (salons = meetups, RS = ASF and so on) maybe
it is time to invent something like peer review to moderate the long

On Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 6:01 AM, Christian Grobmeier <>wrote:

> +1
> I consider this move to happen step by step and see only little risk if we
> start with a single component first.
> As the half of the world works with git meanwhile I see less risk in
> general too.
> On 10 Oct 2013, at 16:41, James Carman wrote:
>  All,
>> We have had some great discussions about moving our SCM to Git.  I
>> think it's time to put it to a vote.  So, here we go:
>> +1 - yes, move to Git
>> -1 - no, do not move to Git
>> The vote will be left open for 72 hours.  Go!
>> James
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