[OpenWrt-Devel] GitHub and openwrt.org mailing lists (was: Patchwork patch state mysteriously changed to "Not applicable")

Bob Ham rah at settrans.net
Mon Feb 15 14:56:21 EST 2016

OK, cool.  In future then, should I email yourself with patches and CC
openwrt-devel as well?

On Sat, 2016-02-13 at 02:48 +0100, pau wrote:
> Hey I just said this is how we normally work. If you don't want to use github, I (or other people from openwrt-routing) can apply your patch. I never refused this option, the pull request is just more confortable. 
> On 13 febrer de 2016 1:09:38 CET, Bob Ham <rah at settrans.net> wrote:
> >On Fri, 2016-02-12 at 20:52 +0100, Pau wrote:
> >> Please, fork the project in github and send a pull request. This is
> >the
> >> way we normally work in openwrt-routing.
> >
> >GitHub is a problem because it's proprietary.  Are you refusing to
> >apply
> >patches unless they come from GitHub pull requests?  Because if so,
> >that's a real big problem.  By requiring that contributors use
> >proprietary development tools, it undermines our freedom.  There is a
> >good essay about this by Benjamin Mako Hill:
> >
> >  https://mako.cc/writing/hill-free_tools.html
> >
> >
> >The openwrt.org organisers have infrastructure for mailing lists and I
> >imagine they would be open to hosting lists for feed projects.  Would
> >the routing group be willing to make use of a development mailing list
> >if openwrt.org offered to host one for them?  That way you could accept
> >contributions for the routing feed without requiring the use of GitHub
> >but also without having to monitor the main, high-volume openwrt-devel
> >mailing list.
> >
> >I've CC'd the openwrt-devel list again in this email as I would expect
> >the administrators of openwrt.org will be present and I hope they might
> >be willing to chime in.
> >
> >Kind regards,
> >
> >Bob Ham

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