At Thu, 21 Feb 2013 10:29:28 -0500,
Shaun Ellis wrote:
> If you read my email, I don't tell anyone what to use, but simply
> attempt to clear up some fallacies. Distributed version control is new
> to many, and I want to make sure that folks are getting accurate
> information from this list.
Once again, these are not “fallacies”: they are disagreements.
> Pull-requests are used by repository hosting platforms to make it easier
> to suggest patches. GitHub and BitBucket both use the pattern, and I
> don't understand what you mean by it being a "closed tool". If you're
> concerned about "barriers to entry", suggesting a patch using only git
> or mercurial can be done, but I wouldn't say it's easy.
> ... and what Devon said.
An open tool is Internet email: I can send an email from my provider
(ucop.edu) to yours (princeton.edu). A closed tool is github, where I
need a github account to send you a pull request. An open tool would
be one where I can send a pull request bitbucket to github.
(Obviously, bitbucket is as closed as github in this regard.)
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