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Re: The future of the Subversion book

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2018 16:49:12 -0400

On Sep 5, 2018, at 3:39 PM, C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net> wrote:

> To be clear, red-bean.com is happy to continue hosting the book's HTML/PDF builds. The source lives at SourceForge these days, and I can grant commit permissions (or transfer ownership) as needed. Moreover, there's no deadline for maintainership handoff that I'm trying to impose or anything. I want to do what's best for the Subversion ecosystem, whatever this community determines that to be.
> Feel free to consider alternate approaches, too, such as conversion of the book's content into a Wiki. But I would caution against doing anything that discourages or complicates the workflow of the book's translators, especially since they are the only ones actually doing anything in the project at all! :-)
> So what do you think?

First off, thank you for maintaining the book for as long as you have.

Assuming the PMC wanted it, is it possible for the book to be contributed to this project and hosted in the Apache SVN repository? Many people seem to post questions and issues in these mailing lists as if it is part of the project anyway so maybe we ought to just make this the reality. I guess what I am saying is, before we gauge opinion on whether we want to bring this into the project, my question is whether there are any blockers that prevent this on the book side from being an option? Such as copyright or licensing issues that make it not possible. It feels like this has been discussed in the past and there were reasons it was kept separate from the project even after the publishing of the book by O'Reilly was in the past, but I no longer recall them.

Received on 2018-09-05 22:49:23 CEST

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