How to kill github


#1

(in french, sorry)

06/18 : Microsoft rachète Github
10/18 : Dans sa dernière release, GitLab ajoute les fonctionnalités de recherche et et merge-request cross-instances.
12/18 : Gogs et Gitea suivent et comme tous sont open-source et pas trop cons, on peut faire des recherches et des pull-request depuis l’un vers l’autre
03/19 : commentaires via ActivityPub sur les trois plateformes : on peut commenter des commits de GitLab depuis Gogs, Gitea et même Mastodon.
2020, Microsoft sur GitHub : il y a quelqu’un ??


#2

Sorry I don’t know French. For public repositories, GitLab, for private repositories, consider Gitea.


#3

Sorry, i should have translated it.
It was humour about a federated and decentralized network that could kill github :slight_smile:

18/06 : Microsoft acquires Github
18/10 : In its latest release, GitLab adds search and merge-request cross-instances features.
18/12 : Gogs and Gitea follow and since all are open-source and not too stupid, we can do search and pull-request from one to the other
19/03 : comments via ActivityPub on the three platforms: you can comment GitLab commits from Gogs, Gitea and even Mastodon.
2020, Microsoft on GitHub: is anyone there??

If you want a federation as a replacement for GitHub, you can star/comment issues:


#4

(only 2 links / message, sorry)


#5

#6

Why would the community want to kill GitHub? Just because Microsoft acquired it? If so, for the consequences…the great philosopher DJ Khaled once said “congratulations…you played yourself”.


#7

The title was humour.
Github has been a problem for a long time, not for the Microsoft buyout, but because it has become too big, too centralized, and totally closed.
It’s a silo, and like all silos, Facebook, Amazon, I don’t trust it.
They concentrate too much data, especially since Microsoft also owns Linkedin.
A diverse and decentralized (and open source) solution would be much more beneficial to all.
That’s my opinion.


#8

I conur with this. Any company is not to be trusted unless they are totally open-source, which is a problem because we will never see what the company truly stores about their users.

Even something like Gitlab is not a completely viable option because it is not open-source, is for-profit, and is not self-hosted.

Gitea is a valuable option because it is totally open-source and self-hosted.