Radovan Semancik wrote:
On 04/30/2016 09:04 PM, Howard Chu wrote:
The process of creating a patch with git is the same, whether we use github or not. I don't believe that's particularly meaningful.
My thoughts exactly. Some 3-4 years ago. Then I've actually tried to run a project on github. It siginificanly lowers the contribution barrier. It is much easier to press "pull request" button than to bundle the patch in command-line, send it to the mailing list (subscribe there first), then wait for the maintainer, check all the time whether the patch was merged, ...
Patch submission does not require subscribing to a mailing list. Submission to the ITS doesn't require an account/signup at all. There is no such contribution barrier. In contrast, any system that requires creating an account first is a significant barrier, IME.
The majority of submitters are "fire and forget" - nobody is checking back frequently to see what happened to their submission.