[erlang-questions] Writing a cryptocurrency in Erlang
Sun Aug 6 20:58:17 CEST 2017
Having a GitHub mirror can be done, but it would ease tracking only of the repository itself, not of related issues. Tracking full project is possible without registration using an Atom feed ( https://gitlab.com/Ercoin/ercoin.atom ); there are also Atom feeds for branches ( https://gitlab.com/Ercoin/ercoin/commits/master?format=atom ) and raw repository can potentially be tracked using plain Git. It is also possible to login to GitLab using GitHub. I’m not saying however that there will no GitHub mirror.
It can be argued that it is easier to gain audience when hosting a repository on a more popular service, but I don’t believe that a solution to this problem is making everyone just use the one, biggest site (GitHub in this case). If people were able to create decentralized social networking sites and protocols like ActivityPub, then it should be also possible to create a decentralized social coding site. Actually there already exists a P2P GitHub alternative using Secure Scuttlebutt: https://git.scuttlebot.io/%25RPKzL382v2fAia5HuDNHD5kkFdlP7bGvXQApSXqOBwc%3D.sha256 , but currently it seems to suffer from important deficiencies: https://viewer.scuttlebot.io/%25aN0VDFB0KsqhaouPoVzQzm6HBcKAvlExRH6pR%2F9Khww=.sha256
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