One of the arguments in favor of switching from a traditional mailing list to this forum (a switch that received considerable push-back) is that historical conversations are preserved, in a searchable format, and can be easily replicated using "[fossil clone](/help?cmd=clone)". This is one of the advantages of Fossil over Git. You have the ability to keep historic conversations about the code together with the code and in an easy to use and easy to preserve format. Yes, I now I keep this forum in a separate repository from the SQLite source code. But I *could* combine them. Maybe I will someday. And certainly many of the smaller projects I manage do keep the forum and source code and tickets and all the rest together in the same repository so that by cloning the repository, you get the full historical context of the project. One commentator recently observed that Git really is "distributed", but not in a good way: "You go here for version control, and this other place for wiki, and over at this third place for the mailing list, and ...."