[PD] [OT]: Gitorious closing down.. alternatives, suggetions, experiences

phil jones interstar at gmail.com
Fri Apr 17 00:58:32 CEST 2015

GitHub IS very convenient.  But it is a single point of failure or
potential abuse.

I keep public projects there, but I wouldn't NOT also keep private
repositories in sync with it on my own machines.

Also, I think it's dangerous to let GitHub become the official "address" of
your project. Have a separate home-page / blog that you control that's the
official home page, news of your project.  That way, if you need to leave
GitHub (either because it goes down or suddenly their terms of service
become onerous) you can quickly update the page you own with a link to a
new public repository.

Git itself was designed to be flexible enough that you can even use it over
email so git itself doesn't become a bottleneck.


On 16 April 2015 at 12:47, Dan Wilcox <danomatika at gmail.com> wrote:

> The same concern is true for any Git host, including Sourceforge,
> Gitlab/Gitorious, etc. One problem is too many people now think “GitHub” is
> “Git” and don;t realize that they can push/pull form basically anywhere.
> --------
> Dan Wilcox
> @danomatika
> danomatika.com
> robotcowboy.com
> On Apr 16, 2015, at 11:36 AM, Rafael Vega <email.rafa at gmail.com> wrote:
>  On the flip side, git is a distributed system but we're all putting our
> repos on a single host (github).
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