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@rysiek @bobstechsite Do you think most developers care? I'm not really seeing it.

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@Wolf480pl @cult @bobstechsite last time i checked they were already moving to google cloud like a month ago. it's not a particularly new thing.

@quad @cult @bobstechsite seems consistent with what they said in the interview. So yeah.

@quad @Wolf480pl @cult tbh the fact they were on Azure in the first place (and still are today) was news to me.

I think shifting to Google Cloud to maintain independence from what is now a competitor is a good thing.

I was just amused by the notion people were switching from Github to "stick it to Microsoft" only to discover the service they were using now has to pay Microsoft more money to host code on their servers.

@bobstechsite @cult @Wolf480pl Their hosting timeline goes:

AWS -> "WE'RE GOING BARE METAL. IT'S SO MUCH BETTER" -> Pussies out because community said no -> Still on AWS -> Azure -> GCP

@quad @bobstechsite @cult wait, what?
The users said that GitLab shouldn't use bare metal, and GitLab listened?

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@bobstechsite They are also mostly owned by Alphabet (google), Khosla Ventures (Palantir) which are not really known for their love of ethics and software freedom.

Follow the money they say :)

At least they are providing a MIT version of the software, but after looking at the commit history, I highly doubt the community would be able to maintain it by itself.

@Ninjatrappeur @bobstechsite

Interesting.

Is there a better alternative right now, or is GitLab a legitimate "least worst" option?

@switchingsocial @Ninjatrappeur Gogs perhaps? github.com/gogs/gogs
gogs.io/

Although I'm not sure if there's a free hosted version just anyone can use in the same way

@bobstechsite @switchingsocial Yep. I've used this for "small scale" collaboration (<10 collaborators) for the last 3 years. Self-hosted.

Not sure it would scale thought.

You may prefer gitea to gogs. It's a fork and it has been more actively developed for the last two years.

As for a tool for large scale collaboration, I think you are stuck either with github either with a mailing-list based system as long as we don't all agree with a federated auth system.

I've seen this spawn this morning, might be relevant (mostly empty for the moment though): https://github.com/git-federation/gitpub

Sadly, because of their business model, I doubt both github and gitlab have the would like to implement something like that... Hope I'm wrong :)

@Ninjatrappeur @switchingsocial the other issue is that (for now) "Gitpub" is just an idea to extend ActivityPub, not an implementable standard or code people can work with.

It would see that there is no Shangrila here. People have to choose which option is the "least worst" for them.

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