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Decentralization scenarios

Normal operations

  • External branches and forks.
  • Mirroring archives for faster read-only access.
  • Development while disconnected from internet.

Package distribution and portage systems

  • A debian package maintainer may manage debian/ subdirectory and update it accourding to the mainstream, without submitting it back. [example]
  • Software distributions may construct a set of ports from multiple repositories and maintain such portage system in RCS that allows this.

Software customization

  • A site may maintain its own web theme in RCS and synchronize the web software with the mainstream. Optional back submission. Examples of maintaining a custom template set for ArchZoom:

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