There are many reasons not to have a github account, but there are also reasons why one could not be able to create one (most notably sanctions). How can people contribute to nix without possessing a github account?
Thanks. I’ll try that out for my PR and see what it’s like. Maybe it should be added to CONTRIBUTING.md or the contributing section of the nix/nixpkgs manuals.
I don’t know if moving away from Github to something that supports these out of band contributions or even issue creation is something that has been discussed before. With https://forgejo.org/ (Gitea fork focusing on federation), maybe that’ll be possible someday.
@andir I created a simple PR for nixpkgs and submitted it. I do have a github account, but since that’s on the chopping board, it’d be nice to experience the process through your repo. nixpkgs is the biggest reason I’m on github atm, so if that can be resolved, it’d be a big step for me.