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On 12 February 2016 at 08:29, Mihuleac Sergiu <> wrote:

I wanted to know why LibreOffice doesn't uses GitHub to maintain their
source code. I personally wanted to start contributing but after I saw
it wasn't on GitHub i started to think twice. I believe this is a
serious drawback.

Others have already mentioned the independence. More elaborate answer:

"Free Software needs free tools"

The oldest/largest meta-projects such as Apache or GNU or KDE have
their own infrastructure. The latter uses GitHub just for read-only
mirrors; in order to contribute you use the Free infrastructure.

The code is a bunch of files so these can be copied but I think you
can imagine what happens if one day issue tracking system (such as
GitHub) disappears. There's no copy of the system.

regards, Jaroslaw Staniek

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