[Spread-users] Public CVS?

Jon Stevens jon at latchkey.com
Tue Sep 18 00:49:11 EDT 2001

So far, none of these questions have been answered:

#1. What is the reason for not allowing anonymous CVS access?

#2. Why is it that the spread.org people want to track usage so carefully?

#3. Is the usage information going to be made public? #3a. If so, then when?
#3b. If not, then what will that information be used for?

#4. Why is it that a product for which the source code is available to the
public needs to have controlled CVS access?

#5. When will cvsweb/viewscvs be setup and made available to the anonymous

#6. Can someone please answer the questions with a straight answer?

I find it very interesting that providing anonymous CVS is such a big issue.
I remember talking with Yair at ApacheCon and trying to convince him into
providing a BSD'ish license. He wasn't into it at all for all sorts of
random reasons. Clearly, someone got through to him that releasing Spread
under a BSD'ish license would be better than any other license. All I can
hope for now is that someone gets through to him that anonymous public CVS
is important.


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