Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2014 12:30:09 -0400
From: Mike Gerwitz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
clear that I'm contacting you personally, not on their behalf. While the
current focus of the campaign is reddit (for which I'm completing an audit),
I would be pleased if we could work with GitHub as well in the future.
GitHub is an extremely popular platform for free software developers and
harbors a strong community that is very beneficial for free software
collaboration and development. While GitHub does provide a flexible API, it
served to the client will not impact that service---indeed, it would make it
more available to free software users and it would demonstrate the power of
and commitment to free software on GitHub's part; it would set an excellent
it would also open the door for contributors to improve upon the website;
I'm sure they have many great ideas.
Tom, you posted this back in 2011:
Ok, then what shouldn't I open source? That's easy. Don't open source
anything that represents core business value.
DOM manipulation; if any of it represents a core business value, it can be
moved to the server and the client-side JS can make an XHR.
I would love to discuss this with you further; I look forward to a response
that facilitates that discussion. I would be willing to aid in this process
however I can. If you would prefer to talk to the campaigns team at the FSF
instead of myself, I work closely with Zak, who can be reached at
[J]ust flip that switch on your GitHub repository from private to
public and tell the world about your software.
Thanks for your time.
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