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Re: main url for linking to git source?




On 05/07/18 07:38, Johannes Schindelin wrote:
>> The git-scm.com site currently links to https://github.com/git/git for
>> the (non-tarball) source code. Somebody raised the question[1] of
>> whether it should point to kernel.org instead.
>>
>> Do people find one interface more or less pleasing than the other? Do we
>> want to prefer kernel.org as more "official" or less commercial?
> 
> I don't really care about "official" vs "commercial", as kernel.org is
> also run by a business, so it is all "commercial" to me.

Kernel.org is a registered US non-profit organization, managed by a
non-profit industry consortium (The Linux Foundation). The entire stack
behind kernel.org is free software, excepting any firmware blobs on the
physical hardware.

I'm not trying to influence anyone's opinion of where the links should
be pointing at, but it's important to point out that kernel.org and
GitHub serve different purposes:

- kernel.org provides free-as-in-liberty archive hosting on a platform
that is not locked into any vendor.

- github.com provides an integrated development infrastructure that is
fully closed-source, excepting the protocols.

Best,
-- 
Konstantin Ryabitsev
Director, IT Infrastructure Security
The Linux Foundation

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