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From Harbs <>
Subject Re: "Fork Me" on GitHub (was Re: [DISCUSS] Graduate Apache ShardingSphere (incubating) as a TLP)
Date Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:05:23 GMT
Sounds good to me.

If there’s agreement on this, I’d suggest someone come up with some CSS which can be popped
into project sites similar to what GitHub offers for their banners. (I’m not very good at
CSS myself…) ;-)


> On Mar 31, 2020, at 11:20 AM, Bertrand Delacretaz <>
> On Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 10:27 AM Harbs <> wrote:
>> ...The compromise which seemed acceptable to most in that thread seems to be to remove
“GitHub” from the link...
> On Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 3:46 PM John D. Ament <> wrote:
>> ...The problem is that "fork" means two different things, and that some
>> members seem to be interpreting fork in the sense of a project level fork...
> Considering this and the Board discussion mentioned in this thread I
> think changing the language would work, and also using a nofollow
> attribute on the link to GitHub.
> I suggest:
> a) Changing the language of such banners to "Pull Requests Welcome"
> (because "forking" can be misunderstood and due to our fierce
> corporate independence principle)
> b) Asking our projects to add a "rel=nofollow" attribute on the link to GitHub
> c) Asking our projects to make sure the README of their repositories
> points to their URL
> I think this information belongs to
> as that's where projects
> find the ASF requirements for their websites - this one is not
> strictly about branding but it's good to have all this info in one
> place.
> If we agree on this I suggest that we propose a patch for that page to
> trademarks@
> -Bertrand
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