On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 8:14 AM, Itamar Turner-Trauring firstname.lastname@example.org:
Unless I'm mistaken, Github is a proprietary system, which means I'm unhappy about hosting our project there. At the minimum I'd want a very good story about how we can get all our data out if we need to. And even then I'd probably be against it. What's more, we can switch to git/bzr/hg without switching to a hosted system (e.g. trac with GitPlugin, and redmine has builtin integration for all of those.). Why does git imply github?
In my opinion the biggest barrier to new developers is not whether we use git or subversion or what have you, but the high quality of code required (coding standard, tests, passing code review). A DVCS may well encourage more users, but I'm skeptical it will have a major impact.