[Python-Dev] Atlassian and bitbucket merge

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Wed Sep 29 14:52:07 CEST 2010

On 9/29/2010 6:32 AM, Ben Finney wrote:
> Dirkjan Ochtman <dirkjan at ochtman.nl> writes:
>> Still, I think the flexibility of self-hosting (in terms of hooks and
>> extension -- for example the one that would allow lookup by SVN rev)
>> should win out here.
> Not only the flexibility, but the autonomy. Hosting the source code on
> systems either paid for by PSF funds or donated to the PSF will allow
> all decisions about how the VCS repositories are administrated to be
> made without deferring to the repository provider as a separate entity.
> Or, more briefly: it's better for the PSF to be as much in control of
> the decisions about what happens to the VCS repositories as possible.
That's true, but we also have to balance that against the resources it
takes to develop and manage our own hosting solutions. I'm not trying to
push one way or the other (and Dirkan's points about tailored commit
hooks seems compelling); I simply want to make sure that as much
developer time as possible is actually spent developing Python rather
than supporting the development effort in various ways that aren't as
directly productive.

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