Should We Relocate Our Repository?

This post originally appeared on the Software Carpentry website.

Software Carpentry has been an open project since 2004: MIT License for the code, Creative Commons for everything else. All our stuff has lived in a public Subversion repository since then as well—it's at if you want to check it out. Today's question is, should we move that repo off our server and onto GitHub, BitBucket, or some other repo-hosting service? We want to make it easy for people to remix our content; as I said back in December, that means making it easy for them to fork, merge, and share. Would you be more likely to do this if our slides, learning plans, diagrams, and code samples were on some well-known hosting site rather than in Subversion on our own machine?

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