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KDE has migrated to GitLab! Most projects are now hosted on KDE's own GitLab instance located at

invent.kde.org/public/

Read more about how it went and what it means for you at

dot.kde.org/2020/06/30/kdes-gi

Here's GitLab's blog post with more details on the move:

about.gitlab.com/blog/2020/06/

@kde Why over any other service? I'm personally looking for a new hosted git service since 's redesign and this is one that I've been considering amongst a few others, like .

@tidest @kde How about #codeberg? It's a german non-profit organization. That could make it preferrable over github/gitlab/sourcehut.

@t0k We didn't migrate to GitLab.com, but GitLab. So codeberg is not an alternative to that if we host the git server ourselves anyway.

@kde

A migration of this size is an impressive effort. Well done! And importantly: it shows that it can be done.

I like #GitLab for a few reasons:

* #FOSS
* Good #CI/#CD capabilities
* Good integration with external tools/processes
* Solid, well funded team
* Very open culture
* Good principles/pragmatism balance
* Not (yet) a Silly Valley / #GAFAM victim

IMO this is a good fit. 👍

@kde Ugh, more good projects moving to an open-core product, running proprietary code of a VC-funded startup. Sad.

@nanananacuntboi @kde Not at this point, because at least you know who bought it and that they didn't buy it for nefarious reasons. You know how VC works, yes?

@nanananacuntboi @kde GitLab can (and will) literally sell to any bidder when their time is up within the next 5 years. Unless you think they can pull off a successful IPO (which is highly unrealistic). Then all that open-core proprietary code, that is not licensed under an open-source license, will be controlled by whoever buys it. You can only fork off half of the product.

@nanananacuntboi @kde ... and in the meantime support a startup's non-open-source product and business, instead of supporting (and helping to improve) real FOSS.

@raucao
Even tho I appreciate your open thinking;

Change your POV.
@kde

@nanananacuntboi @kde There's nothing to change, unless you can cite a logical reason. My logic is sound, and wasn't refuted by anyone yet. Everyone is just about the feels with GitLab, because open core feels better than entirely proprietary. But open-source it is not.

@kde That's great!It's really important not to use Micro$oft Shithub nowadays and even more since they broke their website with this ugly new design.I hope many more projects will follow.

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