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 A main difference between #github and #gitlab is that the second let you use it on your own server, not on a cloud server. That's a basic difference. The second difference is that gitlab is an opensource project, and people can fork it if necessary ;-)

It's not the same, is it?

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@arbocenc this very old toot refers to the hosted version of gitlab.

The fact that the underlying source code is open does not really change the fact that a single platform hosting thousands of projects is a silo.

I'm not talking about self-hosted Gitlab instances here.

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