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Should I keep my GitHub forked repositories around forever?

So I've forked someone else's repository, made a few changes, submitted a pull request, and my changes made it into the product. Great! But...what should I do with my forked repository? Is there a ...
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Python3.4 in Win7 x64 environment - dependencies issue? [on hold]

I'm just learning Java myself at the moment but Python has peaked my interested namely due to the shear number of Bitcoin utils/apps available. Whilst I'm fine with JAR and Java issues, this Python ...
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How to get other programmers to collaborate [on hold]

I've got a project on which I have developed some source code extensive enough that it compiles to an application, but would like other developers to contribute to help me improve the code and make ...
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How to unit test code that downloads a file from a github repo

This is my solution's structure: Storage.csproj > FileDownloader.cs > GitHubProvider.cs (implements IStorageProvider) > IStorageProvider.cs Storage.Test.csproj > ...
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How to enable non technical users to use GitHub

We're currently storing two Dynamic CRM solutions in Github and have triggers to automatically deploy these solutions once a change has been pushed to the master branch. This works really well in ...
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How to use github, branches and automatic releases for version management? [closed]

I understand most of the basic Git/Github concepts by now, however I still have trouble understanding the bigger picture. These are some things that I have managed to get working so far: Push ...
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Git Submodule for untracked folder?

I have a git repository with a folder in it. The folder is listed in my .gitignore file. I cloned another repository into that ignored folder from github. I may want to work inside of the new ...
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Dynamic git URL for Jenkins builds

We internally use GitHub Enterprise and Jenkins. If I push on the main repository it is automatically build without and the Commit is marked as correct (just as Travis does this). However, I want to ...
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And at what point of modification to the original does source code with no license become owned by me?

I've recently come across a publicly viewable project on Github that has no license associated with it. In this repo, there is a file with the logic and most of the code needed to work as a piece of ...
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As a sole developer (for now), how should I be using Git? [closed]

I have multiple projects on Git that I eventually want to bring others into. However, right now it's just me and I use Git and GitHub very simplistically: no branches and basically just using the ...
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How to best structure Git for our team [closed]

We're starting to develop many small web projects in our company, where mostly they will have one shared resource with some code pieces (SDKs, utilities and etc...) Our team is small (~5) but is ...
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Sharing on Github

Over the past couple weeks I have gotten a lot of help from StackOverflow users on a project, and rather than keep the finished product to myself I wanted to share it unencumbered by licenses, but ...
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How come many project-hosting sites don't have a forum feature?

I'm considering starting an open-source project, so I shopped around some popular project hosting sites. What I find surprising is that many (see here for a nice feature table) of the popular ...
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Git submodule vs Git clone

I am working on an opensource project on github. It has a subdirectory /Vendor in which it has a copy of several external libraries. Original maintainer of the project updated this directory with ...
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Could submitting a Pull Request ever constitute accepting a Contributor Licence Agreement?

Some software projects have a Contributor Licence Agreement. The agreement could, for instance, assign copyright of 3rd-party contributions to the original project creator. Could submitting a Pull ...
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Is any one of these the right way to write a license for your opensource project forked and modified from an existing one with different authors?

I've used parts of source from an existing Java library project with what appears to be a 3-clause BSD license. I've made significant changes to the library which makes it possible to use it in a new ...
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Why do people fork repositories on GitHub?

I noticed that a lot of GitHub accounts only have repositories which are forked from other accounts. In addition the people who do this usually don't make any contributions to the forked repositories. ...
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How to create animated Gifs of programming examples? [closed]

I've seen this a few times on GitHub. You visit a repo and there are animated Gifs showing how to use the open source project via a console or IDE. These Gifs show text as a person is typing. It's ...
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How do I put YAML code in GitHub MarkDown? [closed]

Following YAML snippet that I'm trying to place in my markdown formatted readme: ``` libraries: - name: numpy version: "1.6.1" ``` Tried the above with both no and 2 trailing spaces at ...
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Why learn git when there are GUI apps for GitHub?

Given that GitHub provides GUI apps for both Mac and Windows, what are the benefits of learning to use git from the command line? Currently I'm using their mac app to update my repositories, and so ...
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Is it OK to reoccupy my old GitHub username to protect repository redirections? [closed]

I'm considering changing my GitHub username from the old alias I was using as a kid to my real name. I'm concerned about my repository URLs. GitHub will redirect the old URLs, but if someone creates a ...
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Git Project Dependencies on GitHub

I've written a PHP framework and a CMS on top of the framework. The CMS is dependent on the framework, but the framework exists as a self-contained folder within the CMS files. I'd like to maintain ...
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Should I create separate work and personal GitHub accounts? [closed]

I'm fairly new to programming, and I've been working on many personal projects, which I'm concerned can come across as silly and unprofessional. The kind of projects I have are a Reddit Image ...
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What can I do to let our team have code reviews of branch merges having hundreds of screens worth of Github diffs?

"Code review" (aka "peer review") seems like a really great idea, so my team started practicing it. For a little while it worked well, but then a co-worker merged a branch in, and asked for a review ...
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Should I use branches for example uses of a github repo?

I'm working on a Github repo called Designemplate at https://github.com/benwatkinsart/Designemplate and was thinking of developing some example uses of the CSS file to show how it's used. Should I use ...
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Is it correct to ask contributers to rebase their pull requests on github

I maintain a relatively popular github repo. When a pull request is good to merge I usually ask the author to rebase it to a single commit before I merge it (especially when there have been multiple ...
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Git: Branch or Fork?

I have game project that will have two versions: A simple version of the game, the core An advanced version of the game. I have the 1st version in my public repository and only I will be working ...
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What is a “markdown-formatted” README file on Github?

It's unclear to me what the format is, if there's systematic/command-line requirements for creating it, etc. Basically, just to need to know the specs, and if there's technical steps for generating ...
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people fork my project but don't fetch from upstream - what can I do?

Several people have forked my github repo but they have not fetched-merged from upstream. So my original repo has evolved significantly since the fork took place, and meanwhile these people are ...
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How to choose between different open-source libraries? [closed]

Recently, I found multiple GitHub repositories that would allow me to perform the same task. (In my case, assess the readability of text strings.) It made me wonder, what are the best practices for ...
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Forking a repo on GitHub but allowing new issues on the fork

I have previously forked other people's repos on GitHub, and I have noticed that issues stay with the original repo, and that I can't file issues on the forked repo. I now have the following task. I ...
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Trying to understand what Travis CI does and when it should be used

I am very new to Git and I am planning to contribute to some open-source project on GitHub after discovering a small error in it. Upon forking it and fixing the error, I purposed a pull request and I ...
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Adding svn support to our git repo

We have been using SVN for several years. Recently, we switched over to git, since some members of the organization pointed out that if our SVN server dies our team is toast. So far, we've got ...
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How to manage github issues for (priority, etc)? [closed]

I'm new to github, and am looking for advice on how to manage issues. I'm used to having priority and other ordering options but see that none exist. How do others manages issues during the ...
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Do you have to rename the software when you fork a repo?

I forked a repo some time ago and created a few pull requests which went unanswered. Now, the software is MIT-licensed, and I kept the copyright notice there. Do I have to rename the software, or ...
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How do I properly add a reference from my Github project to someone elses in VS2013 on Windows 8?

I need to reference the latest version of Bouncy Castle in a project I intend to publish to Github. In my first posting of the code to Github, someone complained that I downloaded the entire Bouncy ...
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Etiquette using code found on GitHub and using Code beyond included Libraries

I've been trying to find what I'm supposed to do when I want to use code I find on GitHub. I think this post had some good information but I'm still somewhat confused. I want to use code found in ...
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How do I better engage the users who starred my project on GitHub?

I recently put up a project, called Hebel, that I've been working on to GitHub. It's a framework for GPU accelerated deep learning written in Python and Nvidia CUDA. I posted about it on Google+ and ...
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Can I use the code for responsive video on this github link under a license?

This is the link: https://gist.github.com/jgarber/2302238 I am new to github and web development.So please bear with my questions. I would like to use the responsive video code on the link mentioned ...
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Should I fork a fork (on Github)? [closed]

On Github, I've run across a pull request which it implements a feature I like but feel isn't quite intuitive and could be better. The maintainers of the original repo have so far declined to accept ...
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When using the Apache license, is there still a need for a Contributor License Agreement (CLA)?

I can certainly see the need for CLAs with a terser license like MIT or BSD, but the more verbose Apache seems to already have that type of verbiage in it. I would prefer to not add this level of ...
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Can the GitHub pull request process constitute an electronic signature of a CLA?

I appreciate the need for a Contributor License Agreement (CLA) in open source software projects and even understand that some tools are starting to make this process easier (like the low-friction ...
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Why “Fork me on GitHub”?

I understand how GitHub works, but one thing I've been confused about is, why almost every OSS project lately has a "Fork me on GitHub" link on their homepage. For example, http://jqtjs.com/, ...
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GitHub etiquette for duplicating a repo to change functionality

I've found a GitHub project I'd like to add some features to. After contacting the maintainer, the changes aren't in line with the direction he's going but he's interested to see what I do with it. ...
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Company name already taken at github [closed]

My research-based company's name is already taken on github (mailed the owner without any luck), what is the most recognized naming conventions for company github accounts besides the name directly? ...
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License for free source (re)distribution, but no distribution of modified executables

Question I want to put a phone/tablet app on Github and want to allow full rights for using, studying, sharing and modifying the source code, but disallow any redistribution of executables that ...
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If I fork an open source project and make improvements in the fork, will it or I offend the original authors? [duplicate]

I have identified a couple of open source projects on github.com that are not being kept up to date for many months. I have used them for personal use, and now want to make enhancements to them and ...
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Etiquette for editing someone's pull request

I own a repository on GitHub to which someone sent a pull request with one single commit. I only want to implement his solution partially, and use about half of the code changes the user made. What ...
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Is there a license that forbids distribution and gives a Github repo owner full rights? [duplicate]

I created a Chrome browser extension, and I want to post the code on Github so developers can contribute to the project. My goal is to keep this as one single project though, and I fear that a lot of ...
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How signing out a CLA prevents legal issues in open-source projects?

For example: yeoman. It's licensed under a BSD license. The CLA form (Contributor License Agreement) isn't project specific, and it can be signed electronically. How and what issues can signing out ...