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From: Domenico Andreoli (cavokz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-06-08 03:28:32

On Thu, Jun 07, 2007 at 10:02:05PM -0500, Michael Marcin wrote:
> David Abrahams wrote:
> > on Thu Jun 07 2007, Phil Richards <>
> > wrote:
> >
> >>> Also, although he claims never to do backups, it's clear from Linus'
> >>> talk that he has a complicated system with layers of firewalls,
> >>> etc., protecting his data... which means that in a project like
> >>> ours, individuals can't "play master" with the same level of
> >>> reliability that Linus does.
> >>
> >> The rest of the world is Linus' backup.
> >
> > So he claims. And yet, he says he keeps his email so well-hidden that
> > he can't touch it when he travels. So clearly he's not replicating
> > all his data everywhere. It's fine not to back up if you're sure that
> > 50 other people you trust -- or even 5 -- are constantly replicating
> > your data in real time. Most of us won't have that assurance.
> I can understand how GIT works fine if you're Linus and everyone pulls from
> you all the time so you have backups.
> But what about the guy off playing with some feature that is in its infancy?
> Surely noone cares about that yet and so noone is pulling it. Does GIT
> automatically push other people's repositorys onto your machine even if you
> don't care about them or does your work just not get backed up until someone
> notices it?

you may always set a fare number of backups around and push your work
on them. say also that some of them might be the publicly visible ones
other people pulls your stuff from. say also that some branches are here
and some are there, maybe by the different clients you are working with.

this a power which need to be in balance with some control, your

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