Björn Schießle 🇪🇺
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"NOTE to users in Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria: GitLab.com may not be accessible after the migration to " - Really , you are moving to a platform which will cut off access for people in all this countries? about.gitlab.com/2018/07/19/gc

@bjoern Wow. That sucks. :( Is there any options except self-hosting then? Sadly that isn't a option for me, but I should probably do some research about this. It doesn't affect me in Germany, but not sure I still want to use it if that is the case.

@AtBios Even if it doesn't affect you as a owner of a repository, the question is whether you want to accept that people in some countries are not allowed to use your software and contribute to it. For me that's a no-go. That's why I'm looking for alternatives. Debian's Gitlab instance is open for non-Debian developers, others might be as well. Additionally there are many smaller platforms like notabug.org

@bjoern Yeah, that is what I feel as well. It doesn't affect me, but I do not want to use software that just accepts that and tells the users to take backup and that they can't use it anymore. Yeah, I also saw the Framagit, and I found another one called Keybase, that have a chat client and a encrypted git version. I haven't tested it yet though. Still doing research. Thanks for the tips! :)

@bjoern Found the link, this one: keybase.io/ They have some kind of encrypted git, I'm not sure about it yet though. I'm still finding info about it.

@AtBios @bjoern Keybase is yet another centralized service, it solves nothing... we need to go federated.

If you don't need all the stuff that gitlab offers, cgit is a minimal, and easy to self-host web frontend for git.No issue tracking, wiki or such though. On the other hand by accepting patches by email, people can contribute without having to sign up anywhere.
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