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Martin Bagge / brother 05-29-2012 07:01 PM

bitbucket is lock in? (was: Packaging on GitHub ?)
 
On Tue, 29 May 2012, Brian May wrote:


I don't see the problem, github is just a hosting provider. Unlike,
say Bitkeeper, you are free to make git clones anywhere, entirely with
open source software, and are in no way locked down to using github.


Can you elaborate on the bitbucket case there?
How am I not allowed to do a git clone from my git repo on bitbucket
account? Where the same just works in github?


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Michael Hanke 05-29-2012 07:26 PM

bitbucket is lock in? (was: Packaging on GitHub ?)
 
On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 09:01:24PM +0200, Martin Bagge / brother wrote:
> On Tue, 29 May 2012, Brian May wrote:
>
> >I don't see the problem, github is just a hosting provider. Unlike,
> >say Bitkeeper, you are free to make git clones anywhere, entirely with
> >open source software, and are in no way locked down to using github.
>
> Can you elaborate on the bitbucket case there? How am I not allowed
> to do a git clone from my git repo on bitbucket account? Where the
> same just works in github?

He was talking about BitKEEPER not BitBUCKET.

Cheers,

Michael

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The Fungi 05-29-2012 07:30 PM

bitbucket is lock in? (was: Packaging on GitHub ?)
 
On 2012-05-29 21:01:24 +0200 (+0200), Martin Bagge / brother wrote:
> On Tue, 29 May 2012, Brian May wrote:
>
> >I don't see the problem, github is just a hosting provider. Unlike,
> >say Bitkeeper, you are free to make git clones anywhere, entirely with
> >open source software, and are in no way locked down to using github.
>
> Can you elaborate on the bitbucket case there? How am I not allowed
> to do a git clone from my git repo on bitbucket account? Where the
> same just works in github?

Bitbucket is not BitKeeper:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitbucket

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BitKeeper

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Carsten Hey 05-29-2012 07:34 PM

bitbucket is lock in? (was: Packaging on GitHub ?)
 
* Martin Bagge / brother [2012-05-29 21:01 +0200]:
> On Tue, 29 May 2012, Brian May wrote:
>
> >I don't see the problem, github is just a hosting provider. Unlike,
> >say Bitkeeper, ...
>
> Can you elaborate on the bitbucket case there? How am I not allowed
> to do a git clone from my git repo on bitbucket ...

"Bitkeeper" is proprietary software, "Bitbucket" is a hosting service.
Besides the "Bit" in their name, they have not much in common.


Carsten


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