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Re: How to fork off the unionfs code base

From: Sergiu Ivanov
Subject: Re: How to fork off the unionfs code base
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 18:14:20 +0300
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<olafBuddenhagen@gmx.net> writes:
> On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 02:05:44PM +0300, Sergiu Ivanov wrote:
>> I'm going to start implementing the VFS-style union mount
>> functionality (http://preview.tinyurl.com/cpftg2). The current
>> strategy is based on forking off the unionfs code base (retrieved from
>> http://www.nongnu.org/hurdextras/#unionfs).
> Ugh... Somehow I totally missed the fact that unionfs is a hurdextras
> project...
> Is it copyright FSF? Otherwise, it would be problematic to base anything
> on it :-(

Thomas Schwinge said in another post that he saw the code to be
copyrighted to FSF. Actually, I stole the copyright notice pattern from
unionfs source files last year, so I hope there will be no problems with
this :-)

>> I am going (rather naturally) to use git as the VCS for my project,
>> which rises the following question: how do I do the forking itself? Do
>> I have to convert the CVS repository of unionfs to git, or may I
>> create an empty repository, do a big push of all unionfs code there,
>> and start working in this repository?
> Definitely import I would say. Having more history is always a good
> thing. It will allow easily moving patches between the two code bases if
> necessary, for example.

Yes, agreed; I prefer this idea, too. Anyways, Thomas promised to do the
conversion for me, so there is no real reason for me to be against ;-)


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