I was just wondering are there any Licensing issues that would stop
someone from downloading MASON code and uploading to GitHub ?
If there are no licensing issues then someone might do it some day,
and others who wish to follow GIT/BAZAAR model may just join that
someone over there.



-- amit

On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 1:25 AM, Sean Luke <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On Feb 10, 2012, at 12:57 AM, Seth Tisue wrote:
>> The causality goes both ways.  Your current tools are working fine for a
>> cathedral-style project.  But they are also helping ensure that it
>> stays cathedral-style forever because a community never develops.
>> Historically, NetLogo has been 98% the work of a few core contributors,
>> but we're trying to change that, and that's why we're on Git and GitHub
>> now, to try to get the community ball rolling any way we can.  Is it
>> working?  Too soon to tell, but I think it's worth a try.
> Wait, NetLogo's gone fully open source?  When did this happen, Seth?
> Your point is well taken.  On the other hand, NetLogo's got a much bigger user community than MASON, so it stands a better chance of going fully bazaar.  On the other other hand, NetLogo's user community tends to be far more newbie-ish than MASON's for obvious reasons, and so may have a lot fewer git-capable users.  So I dunno.
> MASON's got some big upcoming plans.  Maybe we should consider broadening our outreach with a DVCS.  But it can't be for quite a while, I'm just too under the gun.
> Sean