[Spread-users] Public CVS?
jesus at omniti.com
Tue Sep 18 01:07:19 EDT 2001
On Tuesday, September 18, 2001, at 12:49 AM, Jon Stevens wrote:
> So far, none of these questions have been answered:
> #1. What is the reason for not allowing anonymous CVS access?
This has been answered. Because they don't want it. I may not agree
with it either, but frankly, it just doesn't effect my life very much.
I put in my ssh key and now it works.
They want to know who is looking at the source. Someone said "it is not
a good way of determining who is looking at the source." No one claimed
it was. There is no good way. This is as good as any.
> #2. Why is it that the spread.org people want to track usage so
I an in the lab there. I am not a Spread maintainer. I am the
maintainer of mod_backhand and work on the wackamole project as well. I
personally want to know who is using the stuff so that I can include
that in the information presented those responsible for managing our
grants. NO NAMES are given out. I can say X number of people from Y
different companies have shown enough interest to download it.
> #3. Is the usage information going to be made public? #3a. If so, then
Not individual names, no. Numbers... I don't see why not. I would be
happy to give you usage numbers on mod_backhand :-)
> #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
> public needs to have controlled CVS access?
Good question. Why is it that it should have uncontrolled access?
> #5. When will cvsweb/viewscvs be setup and made available to the
I don't know. Perhaps Jonathan and/or Yair could shed some light on
> #6. Can someone please answer the questions with a straight answer?
Straight answers are easy. Answers that you seem to like are harder to
fine. A straight answer to "why?" is "because." I personally agree
with you on most of the points you are making (like anon CVS access
would be beneficial). But, I _really_ don't understand how this is so
inconvenient? You could have requested AND receive 100 ssh accounts for
CVS access by now...
1024D/82844984/95FD 30F1 489E 4613 F22E 491A 7E88 364C 8284 4984
2047R/33131B65/71 F7 95 64 49 76 5D BA 3D 90 B9 9F BE 27 24 E7
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