Subject: Re: Download libssh2 source via HTTPS?

Re: Download libssh2 source via HTTPS?

From: Peter Stuge <>
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:49:31 +0100

Tor Arntsen wrote:
> >> I agree with Peter's objections about github to some extent, but I
> >> believe we aren't actually being affected by that because after all
> >> Git is a distributed version control system and we are always in
> >> full control of the repository - because a github one would be just
> >> another copy among very many.
> >
> > Unfortunately that's not how repository consumers think.
> Hmm.. I don't see how that would matter? I'm not sure it's even true,
> certainly not for developers, in this case Git users..

The point is that facts never really matter, only perception matters.

If repository consumers (that's developers and packagers) perceive
that is the primary distribution method for libssh2 then
that will in practice be the *only* distribution method.

> there's nothing github can block us from doing.

Sure - but it just doesn't matter what we do on when
consumers believe that is the truth.

When was the last time you looked for a second opinion?


Received on 2015-03-10