[tor-dev] Moving ownership to TheTorProject

vmon at riseup.net vmon at riseup.net
Fri Apr 4 13:17:47 UTC 2014

Hey Zack and Roger,

- Why moving:
The goal of moving wasn't to disassociate the project from Zack. I wanted
to advertise the project link on the volunteer page and I thought, there
will be less confusion if it is in the TheTorProject than in Zackw. I
asked Arturo to fork Stegotorus in TheTorProject, he said it is simpler
if Zackw just moves the repo to TheTorProject.

Arturo is the/an admin of TheTorProject AFAIK and he had made Zack a member
of the organization the same day. I think that is enough to move the repo.

- Why github?
I think the question of moving Ooni to tor git came up in Iceland and
Arturo was happy with keeping it on TheTorProject github account. So I
thought the same logic can be applied to Stegotorus. Reasons:

1) It is less painful to move a repo from a github to a github rather than changing
2) github has this feature that you can comment between the lines of
commits that tor git doesn't have. 

3) Bureaucratically, I seems easier to give pop-up volunteer write
access to the github repo rather than to tor git (this was the case for
example when I was a student)

- Status of git.torproject.org

If for the sake of having less confusion we want to move stegotorus dev to tor git, I can take care of the move if I'm given access to
git.torproject.org:/stegotorus. I think either Roger or Zack needs to
make a signed ticket for change of owner/write access assigned to
weasel, Sebstian or Erinn. 

I have write access to git.torproject.org:/user/vmon/stegtorus (but not
to git.torproject.org:/stegotorus) and historically, I was happy with that but that doesn't accomplish the "less confusion" goal.

Thanks everybody,

Zack Weinberg <zackw at panix.com> writes:

> On 02/20/2014 10:48 AM, vmonmoonshine at gmail.com wrote:
>> Hey Zack,
>> I want to put up Stegotorus up for GSoC this summer. I was wondering if
>> you mind transfering the ownership of your Stegotorus repo:
>> https://github.com/zackw/stegotorus
>> To "TheTorProject" on github:
>> https://github.com/TheTorProject
>> ? (https://github.com/zackw/stegotorus/settings then Transfer)
>> If you don't feel comfortable, we can fork it as well.
> [ Background for tor-dev: I am no longer involved in Stegotorus
> development.  vmon and at least one other person are continuing to work
> on it; this is currently happening in non-default branches of the copy
> on my github account.  There is also a copy of the repo on
> gitweb.torproject.org but it has not been updated in quite some time. ]
> I discussed this with Roger on IRC yesterday and we came to the
> conclusion that instead of transferring my Stegotorus repo to the
> "TheTorProject" organizational account,
> gitweb.torproject.org/stegotorus.git should be promoted to the master
> copy.  I think right now I am the only person with write access to that
> copy, and I am not sure what the right procedure is for granting you
> access.  I'm also not good enough at Git to know how to copy all
> branches of remote A into remote B (short of tedious manual actions
> and/or shell loops).
> I think this would also entail using Tor's Trac for issues instead of
> Github's issue tracker.
> zw
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