[Numpy-discussion] Please don't use google code for hosting

Georg Holzmann grh@mur...
Sat Jan 17 04:05:11 CST 2009


Thanks, this is interesting !

Do you also know how the situation is with sourceforge/launchpad/trac... 
and other popular hosting systems ?
Do they also have these restrictions ?


Matthew Brett schrieb:
> Hi,
> I am just visiting colleagues in the Cuban Neuroscience Center, and of
> course I'm trying to persuade them that Python and open-source are the
> way forward.
> This is made more difficult because several projects - for example
> pyglet - have their repositories on Google code.  Google, unlike any
> other hoster I've come across, bans code downloads from Cuban
> addresses with a message that I am trying to download from 'a
> forbidden country'.  I assume they are playing safe with code export
> regulations.
> This breaks easy_install and direct downloads.
> I hope you agree with me that it serves nobody's interest to reduce
> collaboration with Cuban scientists on free software.
> So, please, if you are considering google code for hosting, consider
> other options.
> Best,
> Matthew
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