Why are software projects moving from centralized to decentralized version control systems?
B. de Alwis, und J. Sillito. 2009 ICSE Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects on Software Engineering, Seite 36-39. (Mai 2009)
Version control systems are essential for co-ordinating work on a software project. A number of open- and closed-source projects are proposing to move, or have already moved, their source code repositories from a centralized version control system (CVCS) to a decentralized version control system (DVCS). In this paper we summarize the differences between a CVCS and a DVCS, and describe some of the rationales and perceived benefits offered by projects to justify the transition.