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Comment: Option (c) (Score 1) 162

by gstein (#46636883) Attached to: Subversion Project Migrates To Git

Everybody in that issue, except for three, .. were part of our coordinated effort. Two people threw in comments that we had to delete (and if you look closely, are in the history). The third was likely aware, and his several comments supported our ruse, so they remained.

Our various tweets, including the two from @TheASF were (of course) coordinated along with the movement on the issue.

It was about a dozen of us, spanning around 14 hours. Many April Fool's pranks are "fire and forget". Keeping it *live* was our key. Many people, many voices, and many hours.

Hope you enjoyed :-)

Comment: Re:OpenSolaris Board commits seppuku redux (Score 1) 428

by gstein (#34183504) Attached to: Apache Declares War On Oracle Over Java

Apache tried that game for many years. Work *within* the JCP, and as a member of the EC. Apache *has* made many useful changes to the JCP and how it operates. But even with all that, it hasn't produced the JCK without an FOU clause.

At some point, enough is enough. The Apache brand name cannot continue to be associated with a sham.

Comment: Re:Wut? (Score 1) 406

by gstein (#33815204) Attached to: G2 Detects When Rooted and Reinstalls Stock OS

Exactly. The Apache license provides freedom for developers to work with the code (pretty much) however they wish. It does not provide freedom to end-users (like copyleft/reciprocal licenses do; such as the GPL). HTC and T-Mobile are well within their rights to do something like this. It's uncool, but it is not a violation.

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+ - Google Code now Provides Wikis and File Downloads

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gstein writes "We're very happy to announce that we're now offering Wikis and File Downloads for users of our project hosting system on Google Code. The wiki system is backed on the project's Subversion repository and uses MoinMoin style syntax. For files, users can now upload tarballs, RPMs, or whatever, for quick and easy downloading. Read more about it on the Google Code blog and enjoy the new features!"

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