I concur with Allanâs comments. Itâs nice that links to the repositories will redirect, but it sounds like a lot of work with potential for additional confusion, for only marginal benefit.
If we must change the name of the GitHub organization, my vote would be the more succinct âoasis-reposâ.
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Chet â may I ask why existing TC work has to change vs the new thing not changing what itâs called? i.e. why arenât the open projects not renaming their work given that its presumably smaller/less people impacted by it.
Seems like OASIS have made this decision without consulting the majority that are impacted by this change.
Secondly, I donât see how changing the word from open to public makes it any less confusing. Were any of the TCâs consulted on this naming change?
Finally, if OASIS must keep with this change path why isnât the name just âTC Repositoriesâ. Whether a repo is open/public outside of the TC is then just a permission setting on github which is exactly what it was designed to do.
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Subject: [csaf] Notice of upcoming change to OASIS TC Open Repositories
Members of the copied TCs,
For some time, we have encountered confusion about OASIS Open Repositories (open source projects initiated by a Technical Committee) and Open Projects (open source projects independent of the OASIS TC Process but with a pathway to standardization). People inside
of OASIS and out have told us that they get the two confused.
To address this, we are preparing to change the program name from "OASIS TC Open Repositories" to "OASIS TC Public Repositories." Because your TC has one or more open repos set up, we're writing to give you advance notice so that you can ask questions and look
at whether this might affect your project.
The process of doing this will involve several changes. The biggest will be the change of the GitHub organization from
https://github.com/oasis-open/ to .../oasis-tc-public-repos/. This will require my updating links on README files, etc. and recreating the original org and setting it to private so that it remains reserved for our
According to GitHub (https://help.github.com/en/github/setting-up-and-managing-organizations-and-teams/renaming-an-organization), it will
automatically redirect references to the repositories. Web links to existing repositories will continue to work.
You can continue pushing your local repositories to old remote tracking URLs without updating. However, they recommend updating all existing remote repository URLs after changing the organization name.
Previous Git commits will also be correctly attributed to the correct users.
After the change, any references to the old organization name
https://github.com/oasis-open/ will return a 404 error. I will be updating all of our documentation to point to the new organization. API requests that use the old organization's name will also return a 404 error. I don't know that anyone has set up any
such APIs but if you have, please let me know.
I will also go through references to your Open Repos on your TC webpages and update them for you.
While the name change itself will be quick, the checking and updating will take me several days. I will send out a note to you all once that is completed.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Chief Technical Community Steward
OASIS: Advancing open source & open standards for the information society