Switch issues and CI to GitHub

Sam Kuper sampablokuper at posteo.net
Sat Jan 8 09:39:59 PST 2022

On Sat, Jan 08, 2022 at 10:31:01AM -0600, Lao Shaw wrote:
> github is used by so many open source projects and it becomes the de
> facto git repo platform for many,

This is a tragedy.

> what makes openwrt so special to the point that github is not good
> enough and your idea will do better (for long term with reliability
> and easy to maintain)? what exactly is that and why all those OSS
> projects are fine with it.

This is majoritarian thinking.  It's like architects neglecting, for
centuries, to include step-free access in public buildings, because
"Most people are OK with it."

It excludes others.

Not everyone has, or can have, a Microsoft (GitHub) account.

Not everyone uses proprietary JavaScript or is otherwise able to report
bugs or submit patches GitHub.

> Move the CI and repos  and issues and even discussions to github

No, please DO NOT move OpenWRT core infrastructure to GitHub.

> so the resource-limited core developers can focus on evolving openwrt
> itself, instead of spending cycles on its infrastructure.

If OpenWRT devs/maintainers want to outsource code/bug-hosting, please
look at accessible FOSS hosts like SourceHut, as previously mentioned.


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