You can clone with
HTTPS or Subversion.
I know the instructions say to run prepare.sh and then blow away the repo history and start fresh when initializing your own sub.
Would it make sense to:
Is there any easier way to do this that I'm not considering?
Btw, I realize this is not exactly an issue. If there is a different forum to discuss questions like this (e.g. mailing list, google group), please let me know.
Yeah, I haven't really considered this. We could take a github pages/gh-pages branch approach and start a new git history. No matter what since we encourage renaming right now, it's going to be a real PITA to merge no matter what way we go about this.
Also re: discussion, this is a fine place. Last thing I need is another Google Group to maintain :)