GitHub is proprietary software. Think of it! 🤔
"Today contributing to a FOSS project more often than not requires using GitHub" - "I talked to [...] technical students of my university [...] and they thought git is just the interface you use to talk to GitHub" - "git was created as a way of escaping the reliance of a proprietary software company running a centralized service" - "GitHub has created many of the problems git was created to solve" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_nK6nP_RCY#t=8m00s
@thomic GitLab is a much more open 'central point' than GitHub ...
@thomic After the Gimp scandal everybody flee from SourceForge to GitHub. However, under the new leadership of Logan Abbott, SourceForge has redesigned its interface and wants to regain its lost spot in open source code hosting. Sincerely, I don't like GitLab, and I will keep using GitHub for some minor projects and as a window(s) shop 😏 for course certifications.
@thomic I don't think that GitLab is a good alternative to GitHub. GH was created in 2008 and it took only 10 years to sell to MS. GitLab was created in 2013 and I predict that before 2023 will sell to some other big company.
chaos.social - because anarchy is much more fun with friends.
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