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Re: Claiming the "debian" account on GitHub ? (was: Re: Packaging on GitHub ?)

On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 09:31:39AM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> I have not added links to their competitors, as I think that it would
> be bad taste, but yes, I invite every developer to consider Free
> alternatives such as Gitorious or Branchable.

To be blunt, I think that our advocacy for software freedoms is more
important than good taste. Given how you worded the README (i.e. along
the lines of "some of the software we work with is already on
GitHub..."), it would be entirely appropriate to recommend favoring
Gitorious, Branchable or similar services over GitHub.  Especially, but
not only, for new software.  I would also add a link to
http://autonomo.us/2008/07/franklin-street-statement/ given that
non-free-ness is not the only problem with GitHub-like offerings.

Please consider doing the above.

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