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    Phoronix: X.Org To Proceed Migrating Their Code & Bugs To GitLab

    Unrelated to this week's announcement of Microsoft acquiring GitHub, the X.Org code repositories will soon be managed on GitLab...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...Xorg-To-GitLab

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    This is redonkculous! MS didn't do anything bad with Github, yet, and maybe never will, so where this is coming from? Out of pure spite?
    I wonder what Linus will do with his "linux" repo, I'm betting he take on pragmatic approach and will stay on Github unless MS will do something silly.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by sajmon5544 View Post
      This is redonkculous! MS didn't do anything bad with Github, yet, and maybe never will, so where this is coming from? Out of pure spite?
      I wonder what Linus will do with his "linux" repo, I'm betting he take on pragmatic approach and will stay on Github unless MS will do something silly.
      Uh... did you not read the first sentence of the article? Or any of it for that matter?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by sajmon5544 View Post
        and will stay on Github unless MS will do something silly.
        Oh, its a given. Microsoft will do something silly. But most people will still stay... it is sad. Very smart move by Microsoft to fragment the open-source movement.

        But yeah, not related to the original article. Xorg were moving before... and not even from GitHub

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        • #5
          Originally posted by kpedersen View Post

          Oh, its a given. Microsoft will do something silly. But most people will still stay... it is sad. Very smart move by Microsoft to fragment the open-source movement.

          But yeah, not related to the original article. Xorg were moving before... and not even from GitHub
          I don't know if Microsoft will do something bad, but it is good that this acquisition reminded people that Github is proprietary software.

          The Free Software / Open source ecosystem has always been fragmented. To put it another way it is called choice. It has it's drawbacks (e.g. overwhelming for new users) but also it's strengths (e.g. evolves faster through survival of the 'fittest choice').

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          • #6
            "As far as contribution model, I'd personally prefer to stop using mailing lists [...]"

            Welcome to 2018!
            But really, moving FreeDesktop projects to GitLab was a very good decision. It's much easier to use (especially for new contributors) than mailing lists, cgit and Bugzilla.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by sajmon5544 View Post
              This is redonkculous! MS didn't do anything bad with Github, yet, and maybe never will, so where this is coming from? Out of pure spite.
              This is not a move from Github to Gitlab, it is a move from <something else> to Gitlab.

              Originally posted by sajmon5544 View Post
              I wonder what Linus will do with his "linux" repo, I'm betting he take on pragmatic approach and will stay on Github unless MS will do something silly.
              Linus's repo is not on Github today AFAIK so it can't "stay" there - kernel development uses a set of servers (kernel.org) managed by a subgroup of the Linux Foundation. That code is then mirrored to a large number of other sites, including (IIRC) a mirror on Github.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by sajmon5544 View Post
                I wonder what Linus will do with his "linux" repo, I'm betting he take on pragmatic approach and will stay on Github
                Linus doesn't accept patches from Github. There is nothing new about this, and his reasons aren't related to who owns it.

                If you want something more recent then read Daniel Vetter on why the Linux kernel isn't hosted on Github.
                Last edited by anth; 06-10-2018, 01:03 AM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by anth View Post

                  Linus doesn't accept patches from Github. There is nothing new about this, and his reasons aren't related to who owns it.

                  If you want something more recent then read what Daniel Vetter why the Linux kernel isn't hosted on Github.
                  Thanks for the links, I wonder if any of Github's competitors (eg. Gitlab, Bitbucket, Gogs, Gitea, etc) has learned something from those posts from Linus.

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                  • #10
                    Please note gitlab is software and a service. In this case gitlab software will be running on freedesktop.org servers https://gitlab.freedesktop.org. Its just like gnome running their own gitlab as well.

                    Open source projects counting number of users they will require for self hosting kind of nukes using github or bitbucket self hosting.

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