[libre-riscv-dev] [Bug 374] add repo on github that points to git.libre-soc.org as a way to increase searchability

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Thu Jun 11 23:47:28 BST 2020


--- Comment #3 from Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at lkcl.net> ---
the idea came up in the virtual coffee call today: it is for searchability,
to indicate the existence of the project.  a single file with a README
explaining that libre-soc is a Libre Project (not an "Open Source" one)
with a single link to the website would achieve this.

if the project's source code is actually mirrored *on* github, it indicates
an implicit endorsement by the project that proprietary services are

this GNU page explains the criteria:

and this page evaluates commonly available and commonly used services:

of course we cannot prevent or prohibit *individuals* from utilising github:
that would be completely inappropriate, and the GNU project goes to some
lengths to explain how best to communicate that effectively and respectfully.

if however we wish to properly demonstrate a committment to ethical principles,
i.e. actually *be* a Libre Project, then respecting the GNU guidelines is
a good example to follow.

grey area: i am... "okay with" the idea of putting a single page README - not
any way under an "officially sanctioned" github username (registration of
github.com/libre-soc would be completely inappropriate) - under *personal*
github accounts, just to get at least something into github search criteria,
as long as it is just a single page, with a single link, and a short sentence
explaining that we are a Libre Project, following and respecting the GNU
Ethical Hosting guidelines.

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