This is a note to people moving their repositories blindly to 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 yeah but at least you can spin up your own gitlab instance, github is proprietary

@Matter I'm not criticizing Gitlab: this is a great software, and vastly superior (imho) to Github in a lot of areas.

I'm talking precisely about migrating to, instead of spinning a self-hosted instance or join an existing, smaller one.

@eliotberriot 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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