I've been active as a professional since the 90s. I saw at the height of their predatory practices. I saw the Ballmer years.

Even so, the reactions around their acquiring feel like hysteria and histrionics.

Run your projects where you will. I use Gitlab for my own things. But do it because you evaluate the trade-offs and choose, not because you get swept up in some meme.

You may find the alternatives aren't as stable, usable or available as you'd expect.

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