[This post is the second in a series that serialises the One Repo whitepaper in digestible chunks. Do please weigh in with comments! See also Part 1: the problem]
We offer The One Repo (http://onerepo.net) as a solution to these challenges. This is a system, already existing in proof-of-concept form, to gather all the content of all the world’s repositories into a single database, in a uniform format, freely accessible to all as a Web UI, as embeddable widgets, as a set of web services, and as harvestable data.
The One Repo is not a research project, but is built on battle-tested components that are in use in high-volume commercial systems. It has been proven robust, efficient and scalable.