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Guys, this is very promising! The FSF is launching a new forge, and they're doing all the right things!

fsf.org/blogs/sysadmin/coming-

@deshipu They said Savannah is going to stick around, but it seems they want to address the issues that keep people away from Savannah. They're likely building something from scratch and trying to do it right the first time. They're also using existing software to reduce the burden of making something new.

@Lofenyy well, the thing keeping people away is GPL, but I don't think they will fix that...

@deshipu Haha I guess, but do you really think it's the GPL? I always figured it was the usability issues and "ugliness".

@Lofenyy if usability was so important, then git would have no chance of a snowball in hell

@deshipu Haha I love git, and find it quite usable. I think most people likely use git helpers or something.

@deshipu Also, I just remembered. With GNU and the FSF distancing themselves, thry're each tackling the problem with their own solutions independently. Maybe the FSF thinks that they can do a better job. Maybe this'll lead to some healthy competition, which could drive libre software to a further greatness!

@Lofenyy

> Guys, this is very promising! The FSF is launching a new forge, and they're doing all the right things!

Interesting. I hope the go with Sourcehut, but I haven't really looked into Pagure

@Lofenyy thanks, this is good news to me. I am glad FSF makes this move.

#fsf #freesw

@Lofenyy …how they did not think that a decade ago tbh

@xerz Probably because GNU has been hosting a forge since ever. Now that GNU and the FSF have seperated themselves a bit, the FSF seems to want to do things on their own.

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