@sir @Wolf480pl @Michcioperz *sigh* you can pick on the specifics of the example. My point is that there are things that non-engineers can do that, assuming it's something the engineers would otherwise have had to do themselves, saves the engineers time they can spend on things that require their skills. There are none so blind as those who will not see, I guess ;-)
@sir @Wolf480pl @Michcioperz in case the context wasn't clear, I was picking up on our previous conversation about whether it is useful to engineers to have drive-by contributions, particularly from non-engineers. Engineers and designers developing user-facing software can be aided greatly by having end users file bug reports, and communicate their feature and UI needs. Web-based tools like GH and #GitLab were created to serve those needs. This, specifically, is what needs federating.
Also it needs to be said Git doesn't build in issue tracking, but I'm happy with that being centralized on the same server publishing the Git repo to the world. As long as all or most issue trackers aren't centralized on the same site.
And as long there's no burden of setting up an account on each of these servers getting in the way of drive by contributors. I appreciate that sr.ht at least gives me that option.
But I'm under the impression that these days, everybody looks at new shiny web technologies, and forgets about the good old IETF protocols, which sometimes solve the same or very similar problem in a much more elegant way.
And even if the old protocols not a good solution for a particular problem, there's a lot modern dev could learn from them.
And the arguments like "who still uses $X in 2018" or "it's not 90s anymore" are th worst
Yes, this is progress!
~Waste~ Spend decades to do in a #Web browsers what you could do in months with a dedicated software.
Two years ago I was asked to estimate the introduction of a button in our web application that started a remote desktop connection to one of our server running #Excel.
I laughed aloud.
We are a cute and loving international community Ｏ(≧▽≦)Ｏ !