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

Lorenzo Sutton lorenzofsutton at gmail.com
Fri Apr 17 10:31:44 CEST 2015

Hi all,

Thanks for the responses and ideas. Of course I can just use 'pure' git 
(or some wrapper from other services)... The idea was to import all 
projects from Girorious to GitLab and that everything would 'just work'.

'Cloud' provider is handy for onine access/pointing for publi projects.. 
I do have my private stuff backed up on in private places, and I'm ok 
with the 'point of faliures' you all mentions in exchange for the commodity.


On 17/04/2015 00:58, phil jones wrote:
> 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.
> Phil
> On 16 April 2015 at 12:47, Dan Wilcox <danomatika at gmail.com
> <mailto: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 <http://danomatika.com>
>     robotcowboy.com <http://robotcowboy.com>
>>     On Apr 16, 2015, at 11:36 AM, Rafael Vega <email.rafa at gmail.com
>>     <mailto: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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