[License-discuss] code hosting (was Re: Evolving the License Review process for OSI)

Pamela Chestek pamela at chesteklegal.com
Tue Jun 11 19:24:59 UTC 2019

Not sure what any of this has to do with software licensing....


Pamela S. Chestek
Chestek Legal
PO Box 2492
Raleigh, NC 27602
pamela at chesteklegal.com

On 6/11/2019 3:01 PM, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Bruce Perens via License-discuss (license-discuss at lists.opensource.org):
>> You're a bit over the top, regarding Ruby on Rails. And if you are bothered
>> by the performance or resource use, consider converting the code to Crystal.
> Oh, I don't know about over the top.  There's not a single unclustered
> GitHub (Ruby on Rails-based, plus a Javascript engine) instance in the
> world that can scale to serve the needs of a sizeable customer like,
> say, my old firm Cadence Design Systems, the large Electronic Design
> Automation-industry company.  Whereas, Gitea (Golang-based) can probably
> do that from a Raspberry Pi.[1]
> And the brittleness of Ruby on Rails, and consequent existence of an 
> entire consultant industry, all with swung-chicken-carcass-at-midnight
> recipes, is famous.
> As to the Crystal programming language, I hear it does indeed have nice
> features including compilation to native code, but suggesting rewriting
> Ruby on Rails codebases as from-scratch reimplementations in Crystal
> (the latter having syntax similar to Ruby but not being compatible)
> is, um, probably a wise idea but not something I intend to devote my
> remaining years to.
> [1] Untested.  It runs very well from a RPI, anyway.  If not sufficing
> to serve Cadence from a RPi, I'll bet at least Synopsys or Mentor
> Graphics from a RPi.  ;->
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