On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 12:08:39AM -0700, Rob Lanphier wrote:
I can get
behind the decision to use a currently substandard tool in order
to preserve Wikimedia's long term freedom.
Even if we accept that Gerrit is substandard (which I don't),
preserving freedom is a motivating factor. Moving fully to GitHub
means not merely letting people who are more comfortable with
proprietary tools use them. It crosses the line to requiring it for
everyone, which sucks.
This is not to you specifically but as a general remark: there are
multiple other alternatives that have been mentioned besides Gerrit and
GitHub with a potential of getting the best of both worlds. I think it's
better to not polarize the discussion between the two most popular
options at this point and talk about all options.