[Geany-Devel] Moving away from Github

Matthew Brush mbrush at xxxxx
Wed Jun 6 14:16:35 UTC 2018

On 2018-06-06 01:53 AM, Mark O'Donovan wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

Matthew Brush

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