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Re: Emigrate from Github?

by Punk » Thu Jun 07, 2018 02:31

Linuxdirk wrote:
Punk wrote:Don't worry...

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They are currently in the Extend phase.


Impossible!

I think the Windows will be a Linux distro by MS.
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Re: Emigrate from Github?

by Festus1965 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:03

but in one direction this is right:
- they are better,
- they are a problem for our business,
- we cant copy it ...
- whatever ...

then buy it.

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Re: Emigrate from Github?

by duane » Fri Jun 08, 2018 00:57

I suspect that the only reason microsloth bought github is to have direct access to all the metadata of all the software development on it. They want to be able to identify features that would get people to switch to their platforms. They could even do targeted advertising (on github or elsewhere) based on the problems projects/developers are having. I doubt they feel threatened by anything happening on it.

I'm not all that worried. On the other hand, it often pays to have an exit strategy in place.

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Re: Emigrate from Github?

by TumeniNodes » Fri Jun 08, 2018 01:39

haha, love the screenshot duane
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Re: Emigrate from Github?

by Linuxdirk » Fri Jun 08, 2018 05:07

duane wrote:I suspect that the only reason microsloth bought github is to have direct access to all the metadata of all the software development on it.

They use Git internally and have gvfs ("accidentally" named after the already existing gvfs). So they need developers who are confident with Git. Github developers are. So they bought GitHub.
 

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Re: Emigrate from Github?

by Punk » Fri Jun 08, 2018 21:43

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Re: Emigrate from Github?

by Jordach » Fri Jun 08, 2018 21:56

https://www.linuxfoundation.org/blog/mi ... -reaction/

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Re: Emigrate from Github?

by duane » Fri Jun 08, 2018 22:46

Jordach wrote:https://www.linuxfoundation.org/blog/microsoft-buys-github-the-linux-foundations-reaction/


While I tend to agree with that, it would carry more weight if microsloth wasn't one of their senior members. :p
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Re: Emigrate from Github?

by Punk » Tue Jun 12, 2018 05:28

Jordach wrote:https://www.linuxfoundation.org/blog/microsoft-buys-github-the-linux-foundations-reaction/

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I would post this now.

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Re: Emigrate from Github?

by Gael de Sailly » Thu Jun 14, 2018 07:05

I don't think they would do anything against Minetest specifically. But I'm still in favor of changing the hosting platform. Creating our own platform is the best solution if we are able to maintain it (I'm a bit skeptical).

If your home has been bought by a Mafia man, would you stay in it?
GitHub was yet a business but an independant corporation that had all the reasons to remain neutral. Microsoft is a much bigger one, that owns litterally everything, with many other interests, that can have more unpredictable and harmful reactions. What I fear are changes in GitHub policy, targeted ads or like.
And I find this post on GitHub's blog particularly disgusting: https://blog.github.com/2018-06-04-github-microsoft/
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Re: Emigrate from Github?

by texmex » Thu Jun 14, 2018 08:25

To complicate the standpoints a bit: How does it ever feel secure to put the vast trove of the world’s open source code on a venture capital-funded startup? As for being ”independent”, do anyone even know what VCs funded Github to begin with? The fact that tech startups exist solely for the purpose of eventually being bought by the highest bidder should come to a surprise for no one.
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Re: Emigrate from Github?

by Linuxdirk » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:50

Jordach wrote:https://www.linuxfoundation.org/blog/microsoft-buys-github-the-linux-foundations-reaction/

Microsoft is platinum member of the Linux foundation. They can't say anything bad against their main contributors.
 

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Re: Emigrate from Github?

by Napiophelios » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:22

GitLab Ultimate / Gold accounts free for education / open source projects that use
OSI-approved open source license and which does not seek to make profit from the resulting project software.

https://about.gitlab.com/2018/06/05/git ... en-source/
 

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Re: Emigrate from Github?

by TumeniNodes » Thu Jun 14, 2018 15:18

Napiophelios wrote:GitLab Ultimate / Gold accounts free for education / open source projects that use
OSI-approved open source license and which does not seek to make profit from the resulting project software.

https://about.gitlab.com/2018/06/05/git ... en-source/


Nappi, do you know if that applies to individuals? or solely organizations?

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Re: Emigrate from Github?

by Hamlet » Sat Jun 16, 2018 21:19

On second thought, I prefer NotABug.org
It is a lot less clogged with scripts than GitLab and has a better internationalization.
It just misses PGP/GPG signed commits, but I'll live with it.

If there's someone else on there then we could create a "Minetest Modders" organization to stick together.

P.S. thanks to TenPlus1 for this discovery!
 

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Re: Emigrate from Github?

by Hamlet » Sat Jun 16, 2018 21:28

Linuxdirk wrote:
Hamlet wrote:True, it does not require a GitHub account: it just enforces it as the only git platform available for users' profiles.

Well, actually that’s true. Shoiuld be replaced with a generic “Git home” or something like that and users can then add a link to any Git hoster or self-hosting they want.


I agree; users can freely set their homepage address, they should be able to do the same with their git repository's address.

I don't want to start an argument, but I feel like I'm facing a wall of indifference - or worse, stonewalling - on this subject.
 

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