How is it possible to patch Bitcoin?

2017-09-23 15:07:20

How can someone patch Bitcoin?

I don't understand ff someone wanna change or add code to the Bitcoin repo. I've read there is a few people that have access to publish new code (?). Why are those people trusted? And how would they publish the new code so every node gets the updated version? Do every node download it from some central server? Or do someone push it? In both cases, it doesn't seem decentralized.

How can someone patch Bitcoin?

git clone

do changes

make && run

Why are those people trusted?

You have a right not to trust them

And how would they publish the new code so every node gets the updated

version?

Node owners have a right not to upgrade to "referal" version

Do every node download it from some central server?

No. Everyone have a right to change everything in his own copy of sources.

Or do someone push it?

No.

In both cases, it doesn't seem decentralized.

The development of "referal" software is not decentraliz

  • How can someone patch Bitcoin?

    git clone

    do changes

    make && run

    Why are those people trusted?

    You have a right not to trust them

    And how would they publish the new code so every node gets the updated

    version?

    Node owners have a right not to upgrade to "referal" version

    Do every node download it from some central server?

    No. Everyone have a right to change everything in his own copy of sources.

    Or do someone push it?

    No.

    In both cases, it doesn't seem decentralized.

    The development of "referal" software is not decentralized.

    2017-09-23 17:36:25