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Re: Using GitHub for specification development

From: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2011 17:19:51 +0100
Cc: "spec-prod\@w3.org Prod" <spec-prod@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1371188C-9E0B-4668-8619-3E1ADACF0DFD@berjon.com>
To: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
On Nov 9, 2011, at 17:13 , Norman Walsh wrote:
> Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com> writes:
>> It requires some practical tweaking:
>> 
>>     It would be unacceptable to have all the history of development
>> of some specifications stored with a third party server, so it would
>> have to be synced with W3C's repositories. It looks like
>> http://mercurial.selenic.com/wiki/ConvertExtension could cover that on
>> a cron job (or commit hook).
> 
> Github also has an "enterprise" product that (it appears) would allow
> W3C to have their own github setup. That would have all the tecnical
> advantages, I assume, but might lack the social advantage of being at
> github. If that's important.

Ah, I couldn't find it last I looked but this was just released last week. That being said, losing the social side is IMHO a serious downside, and I'm rather confident that $5k for 20 users is slightly over the W3C's budget :)

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