[VOTE] Use GitHub issues instead of bugs.openwrt.org

Paul Oranje por at oranjevos.nl
Tue Jan 25 05:07:32 PST 2022

Op 19 jan. 2022, om 10:59 heeft Paul Spooren <mail at aparcar.org> het volgende geschreven:
> Hi all,
> As discussed during yesterdays meeting, we want to shut down bugs.openwrt.org and provide a static HTML dump only. Issues on GitHub would be enabled for the openwrt/openwrt repository. 
> A migration of existing issues is not planed, instead new issues should be created. The static HTML dump will no longer support searching, however search engines were found to be the entry to bugs.openwrt.org anyway.
> Please vote:
> [ ] Yes, please start using GitHub issues
> [ ] No, please find another solution
> In case you’re against GitHub issues, please provide thoughts for alternatives since bugs.openwrt.org is no optimal solution. Your vote is obviously unaffected by your comments.
> The vote is open until the the 9th of February (2022-02-09),
> Best,
> Paul

An observation of a by-stander about this vote and the prior discussion.

Most, if not all of the pro GitHub arguments and votes cast seem to be for good pragmatic reasons, which is fair enough and understandable.
On the other hand, most of votes and objections have a more principal point of few.

And the difficulty about principles is that these are ... principles, that these are in some way fundamental (not necessarily absolute, but ...).

Besides: A decision that surpasses on some principle might benefit from an explicit acknowledgement of that involved principle. The accompanying discussion has served that purpose, but it could be good practice to state the involved principles raised in the discussions in a preambule of an ensuing vote.

I'm aware that a solution for current problems with FS (and git hosting) is surely needed and that by-standers do not carry the burden of solving the problems and shall so respect the outcome.

Warm regards,

p.s. groklaw.net concerned lawsuits about malpractices with fundamental aspects; it remains a knowledge base of (former) bad conduct.

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