[Olsr-users] [RFC] Move to GitLab

Bernd Petrovitsch (spam-protected)
Wed Jun 6 23:40:30 CEST 2018

Hi all!

On Tue, 2018-06-05 at 15:12 -0600, Lonnie Nunweiler wrote:
> reasons for the pull-out.  Why would Microsoft be any different?  Who
> would spend Billions for something that makes no profit?  It would

If one believes http://hintjens.com/blog:111, GitHub was far from a
non-profit organization.

> take a few racks of servers (which would be easy for M$) to duplicate
> GitHub so the price they are paying is for something else.

Well, there are commercial (because you have to pay for it unless
you're a student) private/proprietory repos at GitHub.

IMHO the real commercial ones have ATM a serious problem with a fat
software producer/vendor like M$FT getting their hands on the repos.
And moving now somewhere else is very probably too late as GitHub
surely has backups.

To make the long story short: If you really want to keep it
private/propriatory, you must self-host your repos or you are at the
mercy of whatever happens outside of your area of influence ....

And yes, all of that doesn't hold for free/open-source/... repos
because everyone can clone them every day ....

Kind regards,
Bernd Petrovitsch                  Email : (spam-protected)
                     LUGA : http://www.luga.at

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