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From Dave Fisher <>
Subject Re: [NOTICE] Mandatory relocation of Apache git repositories on
Date Fri, 07 Dec 2018 17:50:04 GMT
Git is open source.

GitHub was just acquired by Microsoft.

GitLab is an alternative to GitHub.

GitBox is a service from Apache Infrastructure to coordinate replication of GitHub with internal
copies of everything in the Apache space. If GitHub were to go away then nothing is lost and
a switch to something like GitLab is possible.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Dec 7, 2018, at 9:28 AM, JD <> wrote:
> Except that GIT is now owned by MS!!!!
> I seriously DOUBT that MS will support a competitor to it's
> office software on their "OWNED" enterprise website.

Microsoft is not concerned about OpenOffice. 

For example 50% of the VMs running on Azure are Linux.

> I think it would be a bad idea!!!

 GitHub repositories will be very convenient for our support configurations - forum, MediaWiki,
and updates service.

>> On 12/07/2018 10:08 AM, Mechtilde wrote:
>> Hello
>> I know there is
>> But I didn't know how it works or it should work.

I wonder what’s in there.

>> I hope this is the time for our progejt to switch from svn to git as the
>> main repository.
>> We already discussed it several times in the past.

I’m not sure, that’s up to the active developers.

It could make sense for language translations.

>> Kind Regards
>> Mechtilde
>> (Member of the PMC)
>>> Am 07.12.18 um 17:52 schrieb Daniel Gruno:
>>> Hello Apache projects,
>>> I am writing to you because you may have git repositories on the
>>> git-wip-us server, which is slated to be decommissioned in the coming
>>> months. All repositories will be moved to the new gitbox service which
>>> includes direct write access on github as well as the standard ASF
>>> commit access via
>>> ## Why this move? ##
>>> The move comes as a result of retiring the git-wip service, as the
>>> hardware it runs on is longing for retirement. In lieu of this, we
>>> have decided to consolidate the two services (git-wip and gitbox), to
>>> ease the management of our repository systems and future-proof the
>>> underlying hardware. The move is fully automated, and ideally, nothing
>>> will change in your workflow other than added features and access to
>>> GitHub.
>>> ## Timeframe for relocation ##
>>> Initially, we are asking that projects voluntarily request to move
>>> their repositories to gitbox, hence this email. The voluntary
>>> timeframe is between now and January 9th 2019, during which projects
>>> are free to either move over to gitbox or stay put on git-wip. After
>>> this phase, we will be requiring the remaining projects to move within
>>> one month, after which we will move the remaining projects over.
>>> To have your project moved in this initial phase, you will need:
>>> - Consensus in the project (documented via the mailing list)
>>> - File a JIRA ticket with INFRA to voluntarily move your project repos
>>>   over to gitbox (as stated, this is highly automated and will take
>>>   between a minute and an hour, depending on the size and number of
>>>   your repositories)
>>> To sum up the preliminary timeline;
>>> - December 9th 2018 -> January 9th 2019: Voluntary (coordinated)
>>>   relocation
>>> - January 9th -> February 6th: Mandated (coordinated) relocation
>>> - February 7th: All remaining repositories are mass migrated.
>>> This timeline may change to accommodate various scenarios.
>>> ## Using GitHub with ASF repositories ##
>>> When your project has moved, you are free to use either the ASF
>>> repository system ( OR GitHub for your development
>>> and code pushes. To be able to use GitHub, please follow the primer
>>> at:
>>> We appreciate your understanding of this issue, and hope that your
>>> project can coordinate voluntarily moving your repositories in a
>>> timely manner.
>>> All settings, such as commit mail targets, issue linking, PR
>>> notification schemes etc will automatically be migrated to gitbox as
>>> well.
>>> With regards, Daniel on behalf of ASF Infra.
>>> PS:For inquiries, please reply to, not your
>>> project's dev list :-).
>>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>>> To unsubscribe, e-mail:
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