People freaking out that gitlab.com is considering to delete inactive free-tier repositories ... I mean what did you expect? Someone to host all your stuff for free forever?
Github will do exactly the same if that's at any point convenient to them. You are responsible for keeping your projects online/available/backed-up, if you don't have a contract with someone to do it for you.
 https://www.theregister.com/2022/08/04/gitlab_data_retention_policy/ (so far that seems to be a still just a rumor/leak? No official confirmation afaik.)
@piegames as it's only said about repos not updated for a long time, it might be a "rescue task" to place a canary into some subdirectory (e.g. .gitlab/) which just contains a last-updated-date and is pushed weekly (with a fresh date). Keeps the repo alive – though it might cause confusion concerning when the *real* content was updated last… So maybe a wiki page, or an issue (which is weekly opened and closed)? @Mehrad @Bubu
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