GitLib destroys all credibility with open source maintainers worldwide in one fell swoop:
@brion they're probably doing it for money reasons, but I really hate all of the stuff on GH that has been dead for year and years but still shows up in searches and people's dependencies.
Feels like telling projects that are no longer being used helps to clean up the ecosystem.
@ted code search *is* a hard problem, true, and doesn't get easier when there's lots of stuff. ;)
but sometimes... the 10-year old abandoned project is *exactly what I need* to solve my problem, either reviving it or learning from it.
my professional experience as an open source software developer really makes me shy away from the idea of making search easier by simply deleting things permanently ;_;
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