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Date:      Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:28:16 +0100
From:      Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve@sohara.org>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Microsoft github acquisition official
Message-ID:  <20180615112816.662602c7a0bd54b2a4ae9fe9@sohara.org>
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On Fri, 15 Jun 2018 08:53:12 +0200
David Demelier <markand@malikania.fr> wrote:

> On Thu, 2018-06-07 at 08:12 +0100, Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
> > 	Erm Gitlab ? From the Gitlab wikipedia entry:
> > 
> > ----------------
> > In June 2018, the acquisition of competitor GitHub by
> > Microsoft[24][25]
> > caused a migration of over 250,000 projects to GitLab[26].
> > ----------------
> Until it gets bought by facebook or amazon or anything not opensource
> in mind.

	Gitlab is open source (and in the ports) so if it's wanted it's
there. It is also a hosting service with free and paid plans, which as you
say is in danger of getting snapped up by one of the giants.

	Both are potentially useful alternatives to Github. If I were
setting up a software development startup I'd certainly consider an
internal gitlab setup, I'm not so I haven't reviewed it in depth. If I were
running a small open source project with a few collaborators the hosted
service would be one place I'd be looking.

> FreeBSD already hosts their source code for now, we don't need to use a
> private closed source host.

	True enough, FreeBSD has hosted their source since Walnut Creek days
and I doubt that will stop. Things like hosted github and gitlab are mostly
suitable for smaller projects that don't want the overhead of maintaining
their own infrastructure. There's a fair number of those clustered around
FreeBSD.

-- 
Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve@sohara.org>



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