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KernelTrap: Using Git For More Than The Kernel

Aug 17, 2005, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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"A discussion was raised as to whether or not GIT would be a service that should be provided by development websites like SourceForge. Linus Torvalds suggested that this would be a good match-up. 'The git architecture is admirably suited to an _untrusted_ central server,' Linus explained, 'i.e. exactly the SourceForge kind of setup.' He went on to explain, 'with git, developers don't have to trust SF, and if SF is down or something bad happens (disk crash, bad backups, whatever), you didn't 'lose' anything--the real development wasn't being done at SF anyway, it was a way to _connect_ the people who do real development...'"

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