On 01.01.2009, at 19:22, James Gray wrote:

> You can just pull the central git repository down with git-svn  
> (which ships with git) and you get all the advantages of git locally.


True, but I still think there is a barrier about "what is official".  
The alternative I can see is to have a Subversion mirror of git  
repository's long living branches. What about this? Still best of both  
worlds, but I am sure it will faster the experimentation Dave Thomas  
has been talking about at RubyConf 2008.

MK