[clas_members] [EXTERNAL] Issue with 'private' repos on GitHub

Raffaella De Vita Raffaella.Devita at ge.infn.it
Wed Jul 8 14:44:27 EDT 2020

Dear CLAS Collaborators,
Last week you should have received the email below asking all JLab Github users to review the repositories under the JeffersonLab organization.

This is just a reminder to review your repositories as requested and take the necessary actions as recommended.
Best regards,

> Begin forwarded message:
> From: Andy Kowalski <kowalski at jlab.org>
> Subject: [Jlab-scicomp-briefs] Issue with 'private' repos on GitHub
> Date: 1 July 2020 at 20:23:54 GMT-4
> To: jlab-scicomp-briefs at jlab.org
> Dear JLab GitHub users,
> JLab's licensing arrangement with GitHub presently allows a
> maximum of 450 'private' repos to be created under the
> JeffersonLab organization.  We recently filled that quota
> and are presently unable to create new private repos.
> Unfortunately, due to a major restructuring of GitHub's
> licensing plans there is no easy way to simply increase that
> limit right now.
> We are asking all GitHub members in the JeffersonLab
> organization to review their repos marked 'private' and do one
> of the following to help address this issue in the near term.
> This link shows all private repos:
>  https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__github.com_JeffersonLab-3Fq-3D-26type-3Dprivate&d=DwIFAg&c=CJqEzB1piLOyyvZjb8YUQw&r=nhU86tu_xVxwkH2JyhlcQb1jyw6CUjquEwQhqpV3cJI&m=kjdDVgbtRr7ZqTSzPKQFC1522H1IUa-YoZhj8_UgTP4&s=y9nckaxTYkEbV9hOll4ra_l_IwBERr1BSvkCuTfoutI&e= 
>  1) If the repo doesn't really need to be 'private', change
>     its Visibility to 'public' in the repo settings.
>     * NOTE: 'public' does not mean that others can modify
>             the repo.  If you would be comfortable putting
>             a tarball on a wiki or webpage somewhere (ie.
>             public_html/, etc), then 'public' should be
>             fine on GitHub.
>  2) If the repo is unused and unneeded, then delete it.
>     (Check with collaborators first!)
>  3) If appropriate, it could be transferred to your personal
>     account. (Se repo settings: 'Transfer Ownership' at
>     bottom.)
>     ** One positive change in GitHub's setup is that
>        personal accounts can now create private repositories.
>        That used to be a paid-only feature.  So, some classes
>        of work (ie.  papers, proposals, etc) can be well served
>        under 'free' personal accounts.
>      - Larger projects, and JLab-specific work should remain
>        attached to the JeffersonLab organization.
> ** NOTE: There is no limit on 'public' repositories. Don't
>         worry about those at all.
> We're working on a long term solution to this issue, but
> please investigate the steps above to help us all out in the
> near term.
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