[Geany-Devel] Moving away from Github
mbrush at xxxxx
Wed Jun 6 14:16:35 UTC 2018
On 2018-06-06 01:53 AM, Mark O'Donovan wrote:
> 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.
What changes with the new ownership? As I understand it, the website is
to remain free for open source projects, is still proprietary software,
and is still owned by an (albeit massively larger) for-profit corporation.
> At the very least I think the gitlab.com/geany project domain should be
> claimed and mirrored.
That seems reasonable, as long as the bug tracker and pull requests and
such can be disabled, and the mirroring can be automated.
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