This is a note to people moving their repositories blindly to Gitlab.org: do you know Google is actually a huge investor in Gitlab?

The issue is not about Microsoft buying Github. The issue is about centralization and silos.

You do not solve that by moving your data from one silo to another.

You solve that by relying on small providers you can trust, or by becoming a provider yourself.

@eliotberriot one upside of Gitlab is that it's open, so you can stand up your own instance if Google starts pulling shit.

Not an option with Github

@jjg @eliotberriot That's true, but Gitlab is heavyweight and probably not the sort of thing you can host on an ARM board.

@bob @jjg @eliotberriot there is also gitea as a lightweight alternative FYI

@jjg @bob @eliotberriot @rugk I converted my gitlab instance (that I ran for 3 years) to gitea over the weekend. It was VERY easy.

(I went with docker for some reason, rather than my usual vm style deployment... but as it's a single executable even that should be easy - point it at your database and go.)

Various other places have info on self-hosting it like lollipopcloud.solutions/ who are here as @cloud (I think.) I didn't use their setup, but know some who have...

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