Sam's notebook

GITenberg August 21st, 2014, 9AM

Open content Reading

This is a project that I’ve wanted for years, and now it’s here: https://gitenberg.github.io/ Project GITenberg is a Free and Open, Collaborative, Trackable and Scriptable digital library. It leverages the power of the Git version control system and the collaborative potential of Github to make books more open. 40,000 Project Gutenberg books have been uploaded […]

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forking wikis May 28th, 2013, 9AM

Open content Programming

I wish wikis were less collaborative! I wish they were more like software projects, where if one wants to modify anything, one gets one’s own copy and does anything at all to it. No, I’m not really saying that there should be fewer centralised places of communal effort, these things are great… I just want […]

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Contributing to Github-hosted projects May 7th, 2012, 8AM

Programming

Some projects provide information about how people should fork and contribute to them. This is my general approach (included here, obviously, for my own edification): Fork a project: Github clickity-click Clone it locally: git clone git@github.com:username/project.git Add the upstream project: git remote add upstream git@github.com:upstream/project.git Do not commit to the master branch; it is to […]

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