Here’s why I did it. Looking forward to what’s ahead. All eyes on you, Gitea. I’m hoping to see you bite the bullet and move off GitHub too.
Congratulations to you committing to having your own server. And for private or proprietary projects it makes perfect sense. However, services like GitHub, BitBucket, GitLab, etc., will continue to have their place for community development. I say this while having community projects both on GitHub and on my own Gitea server. What I see, is that there is little to no interest from the community to contribute to open source projects while hosted on personal public-facing servers. This trend might change. However, as you know, the story is much too different on GitHub.
What I observe, is that it will be challenging to have the reach in a developer community setting with a project like Gitea. Sure, there are big plans and ideas as to how to make this happen, but the road ahead is tough. Many people are upset because Microsoft bought GitHub. I for one see this as a good thing. They forget that by the time they did buy GitHub, Microsoft was the top contributor in total open source code on the site. That right there is powerful, and in my opinion, good for the open source community.
I hear you now. But once we federate like Mastodon and add Telegram Passport auth its curtains for centralized development paradigms. Nevertheless, thanks.
A dream come true!