Lately, we are moving all our software development to public forges such as Google Code
or the Spanish RedIris forge
. This implies that whatever we're working in, our next PhD, congress paper code is open for anybody to see, should anyone be interested in it. Besides thinking that this is a good thing
, I don't really think anybody cares about what anybody else is working in to steal from the server and publish it withouth mentioning authorship. Besides, it makes things so much easier: just offload development repositores somewhere else, without having to worry about downtimes, security, or anything else.
I wonder if we should take this a bit, just a bit, further, by putting also papers in development in the same repository. Again, who would care? And it would make life so much easier... never having to worry about what version is it you're working in... just check out, do stuff, check in again. But I don't know if that will make development a bit cumbersome, by leaving there for all to see all comments done on the LaTeX source code, and all blunders of the early versions. I think we'll give it a try, and see what happens...