Merge back with Decentraleyes?
A long time user of Decentraleyes, I discovered with pleasure your (nice!) work on LocalCDN, as a fork of the former. I saw that you've significantly improved the code but, have you thought to contact Thomas Rientjes the author of Decentraleyes to merge both code?
- That would open the path to many more people using localcdn, as there are 138.000 users for Decentraleyes.
- Joining forces is always better, especially for "Volunteers of OpenSource".
Any thought about this?
And thank you again for your time and effort!
A fair question that has been asked before. As the fork was created, the last reaction of Thomas Rientje was 4 months ago.
In the meantime, not much has happened. Many issues are still open and some could be solved quickly. It looks like Thomas doesn't have so much time for this project. So yes, I've thought about it, but I don't think that's gonna happen.
A fork is nothing special for open source projects. Many users are nice, but that's not the intention. There are no commercial interests or shareholders behind the software. If there are only a handful of users who use it, that makes me happy. 😊
I just learned about this fork. There have been a few more commits to Decentraleyes in the last month, all to update the tainted domains list (avoiding breaking sites). Based on the commit history further back, it seems like the extension is in maintenance mode for the moment — not under active development, but Thomas Rientje is checking in every couple of months to make sure it is not breaking anything.
I know that he at least knows about this extension, but as far as I can tell, you and he have not had any conversation about whether it would make sense to merge. I'd encourage you to at least have that conversation and figure out if it makes sense to have any sort of relationship — not because of getting users, but because it seems like a waste of time/effort to have two people working on the same problem, using the same code base, fixing the same bugs… collaboration is nice :)
Deleting a branch is permanent. It CANNOT be undone. Continue?