Shaun Ellis <[log in to unmask]>
> * Myth #1 : GitHub creates a barrier to entry.

That's a fact, not a myth.  Myself, I won't give GitHub my full legal
name and I suspect there are others who won't.  So, we're not welcome
there and if we lie to register, all our work would be subject to
deletion at an arbitrary future point.

There's a couple of other things in the terms which aren't simple, too.

> * Myth #4 : GitHub is monopolizing open source software development.
>  > "... to its unfortunate centralizing of so much free/open
>  > source software on one platform.)"
> Convergence is not always a bad thing. GitHub provides a great, free 
> service with lots of helpful collaboration tools beyond version control. 
>   It's natural that people would flock there, despite having lots of 
> other options.

Whether or not it's a deliberate monopolising attempt, I don't think
that's the full reason.  It's not only natural effect.  There's a
sneaky lock-in effect of having one open tool (git hosting) which is
fairly easy to move in and out and interoperate with, linked to other
closed tools (such as their issues tracker and their non-git pull
requests system) which are harder to move out or interoperate.

Use github if you like.  Just don't expect everyone to do so.

Hope that explains,
MJ Ray (slef), member of, a for-more-than-profit co-op. supporter, web and library systems developer.
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