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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Subversion & Git (was: Proposed short term goals)
Date Tue, 14 Jun 2011 20:18:41 GMT
On 14/06/2011 16:53, Greg Stein wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 11:47, Simon Phipps<>  wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 4:40 PM, Greg Stein<>  wrote:
>>> I know that many people also have concerns with
>>> potential community issues. But that is all a discussion for a later
>>> time. Not here and now.
>> With respect, that was the same phrase used to defer discussion during the
>> proposal process. Leaving community concerns until all the decisions are
>> made and the only remedy is "those other folk will just have to do like we
>> do" doesn't seem wise.
> Subversion is a given.
> If you want to talk about Git at Apache, then follow Joe's advice and
> move that discussion over to There is
> zero sense in repeating the discussion here. I'm not trying to shut
> down the overall discussion, just to avoid it being *here* (ooo-dev).

To be clear. Greg is *not* saying OOo can never have Git. Greg is saying 
that at the time of writing Git is not an option as on the 
general@incubator list during proposal phase.

There are many community, legal, resource and technical issues to be 
resolved before the ASF can provide Git. Infra have indicated that they 
will provide Git if and when the issues can be satisfactorily addressed.

I believe Gregs point is that if OOo community members wish to make Git 
available sooner rather than later then the only option available is to 
join Then spend some time finding out 
what the current status is, understand the problems that remain unsolved 
and help solve them. Spending time arguing about it here will detract 
from making progress on OO.o and not contribute to making Git a reality 
at the ASF.

Folk around here will soon get used to Greg. It's worth watching him. He 
represents the most common approach to development and discussion here 
at the ASF. I'm sure he won't mind me using him as a case study...

Sometimes he can be a little blunt which comes across as "shut up, it 
isn't happening 'cos I say so". What he really means (usually) is "this 
is the wrong forum to make it happen, keeping the discussion here is a 
distraction for me and the rest of the community" (or something like 
that, clearly I don't want to put words in Greg's mouth, Whiskey usually 
gets a better reaction).


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