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@codeberg thank you for the great services you provide. Loving the platform and how you are contributing to the #gitea project too.

@codeberg @xj9 Well, is not a non-profit, but everything they produce is free software. If you want mercurial hosting with a different governance model, I can't recommend any.

Boosted your original question, maybe someone can join the discussion and recommend any. Searching for community hosted git also won't turn up Codeberg, so maybe there is a cool place we just don't know about yet ...

We just found which offers some services including Mercurial hosting and is apparently also an association.

You might want to have a look at it and share your experiences.


@pbx Have a look at this thread, Heptapod shared some resources for Mercurial hosting. We hope you find them useful, and we're looking forward to seeing you again - either with your git projects or once Gitea supports Mercurial.

@ashwinvis @xj9 @codeberg the process is also about to be simplified: it still is the one we set up for the urgency of BitBucket demise.

@codeberg what are the limits/quotas for repositories with git LFS?

@zrythm We do not directly use quotas, but currently try to use common sense and fair use.
Private repos are only allowed for preparation, note-taking, internal discussion etc and for public repos we are looking if the size is reasonable for the specific case.

@codeberg I see, thanks! we'll likely host our public assets there then (sample packs, icon themes, user presets, etc.). we'll start a monthly donation when we do

Yet another centralized hosting? Nah, thanks.

@Camel We at Codeberg try to build a vital community and offer a service for those who do not want to host themselves, but still dislike profit-oriented companies like GitHub, GitLab etc.

If you have the time to host yourself, feel free to do so. There are also other Gitea instances out there and we encourage everyone who is working on the diversity.

The long-term goal is to have federation built into Gitea, but this is still a long way to go. @Camel Even though I host gitea instance myself, I think having a bigger one (not for profit) as a balance to gtihub/gitea companies is a very much needed. Especially with defragmantation caused by lack of federation. I really hope this will come sooner then later. There is plenty of projects that would rather want to find their code hosting on established instance. Specially the one that is also involved in development of gitea.

🤔️ shouldn't gitea code move to Codeberg as official repo instead of github? I know the idea is to have the project more accessible to public, but it does feel a bit weird.

Yeah, especially since there was a thread this morning about someone who put his code on GitHub again in fear that people would even be too lazy to sign up on /one/ new service (Codeberg). It's obvious that those people won't yet join many Gitea instances.

Good federation is the only good answer to this long-term, and we are really looking forward to seeing this as soon as possible.


We are not the ones to decide for Gitea, they want to move to their own instance (, but I'm not aware of any recent progress (= didn't check recently, I think it's still a pinned issue in their tracker if you want to read more about it).

We also completely understand that moving a complete workflow is not done overnight, so we should give them a bit more time.
But yeah, it would be a cool demonstration - "hey, our software is good enough" 🙂


@codeberg I recently switched to you guys and actually just read through the ToS. If I’m understanding this right, I’m not allowed to push any code that I’m not intending to openly publish? I’m currently mostly working on some private, closed-source projects that I intend to sell at some point. Just want to make sure before I migrate these projects.

@telroy Hello there, thank you for asking. We are indeed a hoster that wants to support the movement in the first place. Private repos are currently tolerated for many cases including limited pre-preparation (i. e. preparing for a customer, but open sourcing at some point).

There is currently an ongoing discussion if these policies should be changed (e. g. to allow for cheap non-free hosting).

If you can't move to Codeberg right now, make sure to follow us for eventual news on this matter.

@codeberg is there a codeberg community irc channel around?

@dch I'm not aware of any active IRC channel, but we're on Matrix at

I think that someone opened at IRC in the past days, but I'm not sure if there are people hanging around yet.

@codeberg I'm there ;-) and will see about matrix. it's been on my list for a while!

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