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Using Github for HTTP2

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2013 13:15:24 +1100
Message-Id: <F84C99CE-7686-4299-AD6D-878EAE5D34BF@mnot.net>
To: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
For the HTTP/1.1 work, we've used the IETF's infrastructure on tools.ietf.org -- mostly, the SVN repository and the Trac instance for issue tracking.

After briefly discussing it in Tokyo and conferring with the editors and our AD, we've moved the source for the HTTP/2 draft and related issues to Github. 

There are a couple of reasons for this. First of all, we would like to encourage participation from a broader audience, and more implementers have github accounts and are familiar with that workflow, vs. IETF tools accounts. Furthermore, we've had a few requests from people that want to fork the specification for experimentation, to be used as potential input to our work (as pull requests). Finally, our editors have expressed some preference for working with Git over SVN. 

As such, this isn't a problem with the IETF tools themselves (which are well-supported and have been very useful to date); it's more driven by the specific situation we're in.

So, see:

I'm now in the process of closing the relevant Trac issues and adjusting our wiki to point to the relevant places.

Note that this is itself an experiment; e.g., we may need to establish some process around issue handling, especially, if the input there gets out of hand. 

Also, note that this does NOT affect any of our work on HTTP/1.1; that will remain at the IETF tools site.


Mark Nottingham   http://www.mnot.net/
Received on Friday, 8 February 2013 02:15:51 UTC

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