Devs who are hosting their projects on #GitHub should allow people to report issues with an alternative way (by email for example).
Because I can't contribute to project I like because I don't want to create an account on a fucking #Microsoft #proprietary service. I already have an account on @codeberg and it is fine for me. And I think other people have the same problem.
@twann @codeberg I'll say something as noob as pure is snow, so please correct me whatever is wrong, but isn't git a common backend? Would it be that hard to implement something like a "federation", Fediverse-like, between different version control services? I guess that's not a thing right now, is it? :P
@twann @codeberg But maybe just opening their *hosted* repos for, say, pull requests and so on, via, dunno, git? I know one can access third party services with a GitHub account, may this not work the other way around? Sorry if this sounds too naive but you know, I'm just a noob trying to figure things out... ;)
@twann @codeberg Ah, I was expecting something like that, you won't let me maintain my naivety on such things as Big Enterprises and their profits. XD I guess we need more people -at least- forking or better, migrating their projects to open sites like Codeberg then? I for one will maintain my repos there, I know it's no big deal but hey. ;)
Yes, @sakkara, and it’s called git-send-email. Linux, PostgreSQL are some popular projects that follow this federation model. More recently there’s also sourcehut.org which integrates CI/CD with mailing lists and enables normal developers to enjoy modern workflows while does not try to lock in contributors.
GitHub, GitLab, BitBucket, Gitea, etc. however invent their own mechanisms where Git’s role is barely a Merkle DAG storage. @dachary is working on @fedeproxy to work around this by applying ActivityPub (among other things) on top of those services though.
@cnx Makes sense, and I'm happy to see my blind guess about Fedi-like federation on version control services being not totally wrong. ;) This is a lot of useful information for a noob git user, thanks! :)
@inexcode well, in my opinion, every developer should provide an alternative option to report issues, independently from the platform they use.
@pj @codeberg gitlab is better than github, because it's simply not run by #GAFAM. Anyway, in my opinion, every developer should provide an alternative way to contribute to the project.
I personally don't like GitLab (gitlab.com) because it belongs to a for-profit organization, which I don't trust (that's my opinion because I don't like capitalist corporations). But I really like self-hosted gitlab instances like #FramaGit.
(My favorite is #Gitea anyway)
Github serves their portfolio, where paying employers are looking. When many on board of a free software project made the choice to stay with Microsoft for the career benefits, they steer the culture in Microsoft's direction, unwilling to debate the position this puts others in.
I have also noticed that there are programmers on github who only allow PULL REQUESTS and not ISSUES.
@mondstern that's sad because it is like excluding users that don't know the programming language used in the project from contributing.
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