2012.12.19 17:02 "[Tiff] CVS server unreachable?", by Tom Lane

2012.12.26 10:45 "Re: [Tiff] CVS server unreachable?", by Graeme Gill

While Fossil will of course work, it is a poor choice for a public project on the grounds of extreme obscurity.

I think the description "extreme obscurity" is a little - extreme. It's connection with sqlite makes it moderately well known, and its simplicity and self contained nature has made it attractive to people coming from the more popular CVS's.

The skill (and tool) base of Git is very substantial and that makes a difference to contributors and potential contributors.

If you assume most libtiff contributors are also contributors to Git based projects, then yes, but if you are concerned about contributions from the widest range of people, then Git's extra complexity and the greater simplicity of alternatives might be a reason to consider them.

Graeme Gill.