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 https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ee/issues/4517 this is a proposal for gitlab, there are similar ones for gitea and gogs. Soon we may have a solution that suits most, and then we'll be freeeeeee
@Matter It would be for the best, yes.
Adding federation in a mature software with a huge feature set and user base (such as Gitlab) without breaking performance and security is not a trivial task though.
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