Follow will host additional JavaScript snippets, some of which proprietary, and surveillance such as Pendo( Another reason to not use the instance!
(source: just got an email from GitLab)

@Matter glad I moved to notabug after Microsoft bought GitHub

@dragnucs yes, the backlash seems to have worked in this case. Still, it's better not to use centralized services like

@Matter Well, at least you don't have vendor lock-in. You can export your account and migrate servers.

@dragnucs there is some lock-in, by the network effect. Using encourages more people to use it, in a sort of social network way (one of the major issues with the GitHub dominance)

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