[Geany-Devel] Moving away from Github

Thomas Martitz kugel at xxxxx
Wed Jun 6 21:58:38 UTC 2018

Am 06.06.2018 um 16:16 schrieb Matthew Brush:
> 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. 

I agree. For now, Github is just as proprietary as before so I see no 
reason for an immediate changeover.

I would welcome to use more open services in general. Although I'm not 
sure if Gitlab or anything else is any better if you can't afford 
self-hosting anyway.

Best regards.

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