new Bazaar homepage URL
Brian de Alwis
bsd at cs.ubc.ca
Sun Oct 11 15:37:38 BST 2009
On 11-Oct-2009, at 7:20 AM, Ben Finney wrote:
> It makes the job significantly more difficult to convince such
> people to
> commit their work to a tool when it is bound by such a perception.
> Especially when there is an alternative, Mercurial, that is almost
> identical (in an outsider's first approximation) but also free of this
> unnecessary association.
Though that's not quite true for Mercurial: their main site is hosted
by selenic.com. I remember being puzzled to not find a mercurial.org
— the combination of their wiki appearing rather disorganized, and
seemingly tied to a corporation, I questioned whether it could be the
Martin wrote initially:
> Canonical wants to more clearly show its support for Bazaar, while
> still recognizing that Bazaar is more than just Canonical and has
> its own community.
Personally I'm not against such a move, but I can't see any benefit
from it. Martin, what does Canonical see as the benefits of a move to bazaar.canonical.com
? Because it seems the move will result in at least some negative
interpretations. (And why not bzr.canonical.com? ;-)
Perhaps the problem is that there are (at least) two interpretations
of how people can view the relationship Canonical and Bazaar:
1) Bazaar is a Canonical technology that Canonical chooses to share
with the larger world.
2) Bazaar is a community resource that Canonical contributes to
(and incidentally is by far the largest contributor) and is committed
Moving under the canonical.com umbrella would be more consistent of #1
If Canonical prefers #2, then I can think of better ways for Canonical
to show its support:
* List Canonical as one of the featured groups at the bottom? The
Linux Foundation isn't a software project, after all.
* Have have an "About" page with a statement like:
Bazaar is a core technology used throughout Canonical. Canonical is
proud to have provided support for the development of Bazaar, and is
committed to the continued open-source development of Bazaar.
Canonical demonstrates this commitment by providing resources for
Bazaar's ongoing development and for supporting and growing the Bazaar
(ObDisclaimer: this blither is the result of 2 minutes pondering and
in no way associated with Canonical. Though they are of course
welcome to use it in any way :-)
"Amusement to an observing mind is study." - Benjamin Disraeli
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