[Chicago] GitHub & SpamBayes

Carl Karsten carl at personnelware.com
Tue Feb 5 15:47:37 CET 2013

/me rubs crystal ball...
and sees static.   I need a new crystal ball.

OK, I'll just wing it.

On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 10:14 PM, Skip Montanaro <skip at pobox.com> wrote:
> I find it unlikely that a developer for whom SpamBayes scratches no
> itch is going to fix bugs.
>> Without something like Github, the barrier to contribute back is higher.

I think I see Skips problem.  He thinks (and may be correct, he sure
knows more about it than any of us do) that no one is going to
contribute regardless of how easy it is.

If that is the case, then there is no point in him putting in the
effort to migrate the project to github.   Unless github has a secret
"migrate from SF" button,  It would be enough effort to question it's

I would maybe stick a message on the SF project page, something like
"If you are interested in working on this project, maybe I will move
it to github to make it easier for you.  send me an email."

What he really needs is for someone else to become an active
maintainer, and they can move it to github.

Skip, how close am I?

Carl K

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