Thomas Grzybowski’s explanation of why GitHub poses a risk to software freedom and what can be done about it

@tuxmachines I deleted my GitHub account a few years ago, but so many projects only accept PRs on there. Some seemed almost hostile to me sending a patch via email.

@rage Such projects would be unworthy of patches as they make PROPRIETARY software a prerequisite


@tuxmachines you would think, but a lot of core packages are on there. For example, shadow, linux-pam, bash-completion, and others. How many GNU/Linux distributions use shadow-utils? Basically all of them. It is rather shocking when you think about it.

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