Hundreds of developers sign open letter to GitHub

Jan

16

2016

Hundreds of developers have signed an open letter to GitHub, where they complain about the attitude assumed by the site in front of them. They believe that GitHub ignores them and that no answer will be given to suggestions for improvements to the site.

Github logo The developers propose that they are frustrated, despite the fact that many GitHub would have done for the open source community. Among the more than 450 signatories of the open letter are the maintainers of projects such as jQuery, Typescript and nvm. They further found that the site is hardly responds to suggestions coming from users.

One of the most common problems would be that created issues often miss crucial information, because there is no possibility to create their own fields, and to ensure that they will also be required. In addition, many common issues often only by users with ‘+1’ commented be, what would entail major drawbacks. The developers also ask for a better system of voting. The developers conclude by saying that if GitHub itself would be open source, they could solve these problems on their own.

GitHub is a popular site that allows developers to collaborate on open source software projects. It is possible to make use of both free and paid accounts.

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