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 I've never understood why someone hasn't written a program that autosyncs your git repo with a bunch of online repositories run by different people. Then Github and Bitbucket and X would all need to collaborate to screw with your stuff.
@Canageek the difficulty is not about syncing git repositories. Git itself is pretty much decentralized by nature and designed to handle that.
But federating issues and pull requests, and authorizations, and so on... Well, that's not that easy.
@eliotberriot Or it would be solved already.
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