[Oberon] all in one git tree

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Thu Dec 31 12:58:22 CET 2020

On Thu, 31 Dec 2020 at 08:32, Tomas Kral <thomas.kral at email.cz> wrote:
> Git – written in a collection of Perl, C, and various shell scripts,
> designed by Linus Torvalds based on the needs of the Linux kernel
> project; decentralized, and aims to be fast, flexible, and robust

So a typical Linux application of moderate complexity, then.

> But nowadays is also a commercial platform pushed by M$.

*No!* Absolutely not.

Git is Git and nothing but Git. It is 100% GPL FOSS and runs on multiple OSes.

*GitHub* is a private commercial website, now owned and operated by
Microsoft, which offers various services to Git users. But Git is not
part of Github and Github is not part of Git. Git works fine without
Github. If you want a web repository, there are Gitlab and others. But
Git does not need a web repository and a Git project is perfectly and
completely functional if run peer-to-peer from one user's Git
installation to a bunch of other users' Git installations. No website
is needed, implied to be needed, or even especially helpful.

It is *really important* to keep stuff like this correct. Blurring
these messages is how proprietary software companies attack open

"Buses are run by different companies... but all buses run on public
roads. Public roads are owned by the government. Therefore all buses
are owned by the government."  <- this is *obviously* wrong and false,
but it is equivalent to what you just said.

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