[Geany-Devel] Moving away from Github

Mark O'Donovan shiftee at xxxxx
Wed Jun 6 08:53:31 UTC 2018


Regarding https://github.com/geany/geany/issues/1870

What are people's thoughts on transitioning away from GitHub?

I personally have given GitHub a free pass up to now due to the benefits 
they were providing to the FOSS community. Following the Microsoft 
buyout I no longer wish to do so and have moved all repositories I 
control to GitLab. I am considering closing my GitHub account altogether 
and will be considerably more likely to contribute to GitLab projects in 
future. In this i'm sure that I am not alone.

I also think that Geany, as a Free and Open Source Software program, 
should be hosted on a FOSS repository management site. The same open 
source arguments that we use to promote Geany apply here.

At the very least I think the gitlab.com/geany project domain should be 
claimed and mirrored.

Kind Regards,

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