[sf-perl] Perl Migrates To the Git Version Control System (fwd)

Paul Makepeace Paul.Makepeace at realprogrammers.com
Mon Jan 5 08:46:27 PST 2009

On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 4:38 PM, Matthew Lanier <matt at lanier.org> wrote:
> On Sun, 4 Jan 2009, Rich Morin wrote:
>> Git and GitHub are having an enormous effect on the nature of
>> the open source development process.  The notion of the "core"
>> committers, for instance, pretty much disappears.
> what is it about this technology that is disruptive to the FOSS development
> process that has evolved over the last many years?

With a centralized SCM you need access control to prevent random
entities committing junk. With git/distributed SCM where there is no
centralized repo you simply pull changesets from people you trust (and
they pull from those they trust etc). Thus the notion and need for a
"commit bit" disappears.

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