This is a note to people moving their repositories blindly to 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.


You solve that with open federated protocols tying many small solutions and providers together.
@mayel @eliotberriot There's a federated Git tracker?

Don't get me wrong, I moved from GitHub to self-hosted, but if there's an efficient federated version, I'm interested.

@dgold @mayel @eliotberriot

There is git-ssb (Scuttlebutt) which is fully P2P git repos with a gui. Probably isn't that usable yet though.

@kawaiipunk @eliotberriot @mayel @dgold

The scuttlebutts have been using it for their own work since I think 2016. I don't know anybody who has more experience with P2P git repos. That doesn't mean it would work for any other team, though...they pride themselves on mad science.
@kawaiipunk @eliotberriot @mayel @dgold

yeah it has some serious limitations that make it difficult to use for even moderately large projects. i'd love to use it as my primary dev collab platform, but i have several repos that are too large to push to git-ssb.
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