[OpenID board] Repository place (was: Re: svn access)

Nat Sakimura sakimura at gmail.com
Sun Dec 27 02:57:02 UTC 2009

David and Allen,

I suppose we should ask the wider community, so I am including board@
in the distribution list.

For those of you who are new to this topic, we have been
"experimenting/trying a move to" github from svn. However, after
having used it for sometime, I have started to find some problems with
github and it now looks to me that bitbucket.org is a better option
than github.

The reasons are:

1. It uses OpenID for web interface login.
2. It allows the use of https logins through proxies so it can be
accessed through corporate firewalls etc. as well. (It is extremely
difficult to do this for github -- it can be done, but it probably is
beyond many people because you need to build a tunnel through the
3. It allows CNAMEs when paid US$5 a month, so that it could be
accessed as openid.net., e.g., http://specs.openid.net/ax/ ->
http://bitbucket.org/openid/ax/ This is kind of vanity thing, but is
important to establish the "authenticity" of the repository to the

For our use, I have secured account "openid" at bitbucket.

What would you think?


On Sat, Dec 26, 2009 at 5:56 PM, Nat <sakimura at gmail.com> wrote:
> One problem that I found about github is that it is very difficult to
> configure it to work with corporate proxies. We started to use github for
> translation project as well, but several members got stack there. Do you
> know of a work around?
> =nat at Tokyo via iPhone

Nat Sakimura (=nat)

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