New Python development process (SourceForge considered Harmful?)
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Thu Oct 5 17:16:32 CEST 2000
I've heard people defend SF's banner ads as only being for SF projects.
Maybe that was true once, but it isn't anymore - today, for example, I've
seen ads for "Animation Factory - Premium Gold Site" and for IBM.
There isn't actually anything wrong with this - they need to make money.
But people shouldn't pretend that there is something morally good about SF.
If they are providing a service for the Open-Source community its because
they have a plan to make a lot of money from it.
Personally, I've got too many ads in my life, so I prefer to pay for things,
rather than have to put up with lots of ads.
"Bernhard Reiter" <breiter at usf.Uni-Osnabrueck.DE> wrote in message
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> In article <8qss6t$7i$1 at saltmine.radix.net>,
> cobrien at Radix.Net (Cary O'Brien) writes:
> >> In May of 2000, the Python CVS tree was moved to SourceForge.
> > Does anyone else worry about the continuing increasing reliance on
> > SourceForge by the "OpenSource Community" (for lack of a better term)?
> > It seems like almost everything is moving there.
> Yes I am also worried. (And spoke up about it when Python was moving.)
> Even a Linux Weekly News article raised some concerns a while back.
> Check out the current one which talks about
> which still is far from being perfect.
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