@nipos agreed, gitlab instances, not gitlab.com
@yisraeldov @yarmo Not really.And never forget that it's hosted at Google,that evil company that scrapes your data on every place on the internet and on most phones.It's a digital stalker.And it's hosted in the United States,the home of the NSA which does global internet surveillance.Nope,you absolutely shouldn't support that.Unfortunately I still have a Github account but try to use it as few as possible.But I will never ever sign up for Gitlab.com 👎
And how is that different to 60% of the "free" gitlab instances that are us based too?
Shouldn't we by that argument just ~stop supporting~ boycott any American lead / hosted /whatever project
And after a short thought the same for any 5-Eyes country
@JensHeinrich @yarmo @yisraeldov I can accept projects hosted at smaller American hosting companies,then the NSA is the only problem but I can *not* accept giving my data to the GAFAM assholes,too.I already block the whole IP ranges of Google but when I sign up for new services,I try to avoid AWS and Azure,too.
This is just good old FUD. Yes Google sucks and Nsa spies. But I doubt you are never using anything hosted in the US or made by Google. Especially if you live in the US. Gitlab.com may not be perfectly free, but it is far more than github. None of github is free, and they are a Microsoft company. And let's not ignore Microsofts 3e track record.
Must have missed the news where #gitlab turned away from being the typical misogynistic techbro VC shitshow of a company that only stops from doing things like putting user level tracking into their products if there is a public shitstorm that they were just a couple of month ago. Care to share the link?
@yarmo i really don't get the github hate.
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