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Re: FOSS needs a central bug tracker



On Wed, 2009-04-22 at 06:39 +0800, Basil Mohamed Gohar wrote:

> > And there's the basic fact that no one wants a single point of failure.
> > What if the One Bug Tracker To Rule Them All goes down? The entire Open
> > Source world screeches to a halt? Who is everyone going to trust to run
> > this thing? What if the OBTTRTA gets hacked?
> >
> > The beauty of Open Source is that people are *not* forced to work
> > together.
> >    
> I think the same argument could be made to apply to FreeNode for IRC, 
> and yet, it seems to be working out just fine for the vast majority of 
> FOSS projects.  So, the "One X to Y them all" concept can theoretically 
> work for some aspects of FOSS development.  However, everyone's (almost, 
> at least) are already using FreeNode, so we don't really have to 
> convince anyone.

Er, except that most of GNOME is still on GimpNet. That's a fairly large
hole.
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