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Re: Request to move the test repositories to Github

From: Simon Stewart <shs@google.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2012 11:37:03 -0700
Message-ID: <CANxb9m5FvOUOhoGQaS_YUqD0nRDoV_QSu8yuwMaKL4BgZziexQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kris Krueger <krisk@microsoft.com>
Cc: Tobie Langel <tobie@fb.com>, "public-test-infra@w3.org" <public-test-infra@w3.org>
The group working on webdriver have the official repo for our tests on the
w3c servers, but mirror to github so that they're more accessible to
interested third parties in the OSS world.

Simon


On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 9:31 AM, Kris Krueger <krisk@microsoft.com> wrote:

> There IP and license concerns that would have to be addressed.
>
> http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/1/testgrants2-200409/
> http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/2008/03-bsd-license.html
> http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/2008/04-testsuite-license.html
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> There are members of the w3c that won't sign up to just go look at random
> open source code on GitHub.
>
> -Kris
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tobie Langel [mailto:tobie@fb.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 7:11 AM
> To: public-test-infra@w3.org
> Subject: Request to move the test repositories to Github
>
> Hi,
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> During a conversation in #testing today there was distinct agreement that
> hosting the test repositories on GitHub would lower the barrier for test
> contributions by non-W3C members and would generally be A Good Thing(TM).
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> I've had this conversation multiple times already, invariably leading to
> the comment that not all members/staff would be happy with this change.
>
> That's very much possible and totally understandable. But until there's a
> forum where these issues can be raised and addressed, we're stuck in status
> quo, which isn't very helpful either.
>
> I'm not sure what the best place for this conversation is, but I was told
> test-infra@ would be a good start.
>
> Thanks,
>
> --tobie
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