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Re: Request to move the test repositories to Github

From: Tobie Langel <tobie@fb.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 10:02:29 +0000
To: "public-device-apis@w3.org public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CC50A5BE.197DA%tobie@fb.com>

One valid issue often mentioned when talking about moving W3C test repos
to Github is W3C members having to deal with yet another authentication

A couple remarks about that:

1) Having a github account is only ever necessary if you want write access
to the github hosted W3C repository. Sending patches can be done by lots
of other mean, including email. Cloning the repository using git and
browsing it on github.com doesn't require a github account.

2) Github provides an API to find out user names from email addresses[1]:

$ curl  https://api.github.com/legacy/user/email/john.doe@example.org

Note that this only works for the main email address you use on github,
not secondary ones.

It would be interesting to run that on the email addresses of the members
of interested WG to get a better picture of how many are already on
github. I don't have access to this data, but I'm happy to help anyone
that does run those queries.



[1]: http://developer.github.com/v3/search/#email-search
Received on Wednesday, 15 August 2012 10:02:56 UTC

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