@freely
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Good article, but the site’s colorscheme bothers me 🙃

Anyways, another to add to the list of hosts is https://codeberg.org/ It’s just Gitea but hosted for public use.

@greensand
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gitlab.com is also missing in the list

@freely
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It’s open core, but their free hosting runs on the closed source extension of the core for businesses. You’re only running the OSS if you self-host the free version I believe.

ysu
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Gitlab, I would say isn’t much better.

i’d like to add this overview
Public Git hosting sites

@GenkiFeral
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The colors hurt my eyes and aren’t a great choice even if muted. I personally think the index or outline is better on the left (markdown outlines are often on the left). I love that you put the date at the top. So many sites don’t put dates as though they think their material is everlasting and can never become outdated. Have your female family member or GF look over your punctuation and correct your run-on sentences. If English is your second language, my apologies. I am not sure if YT/Google also blocks those countries, but if they don’t, it seems that Microsoft also doesn’t have to. Maybe they think a worm or virus is hidden in software from those countries…idk? Maybe add numbers by your sources/referenced like a college paper would be?

I love the content or concept, though. I am still shocked by how many in the FOSS world use github. I HATE Microsoft more than Google. I see the word ‘deGoogle’ a lot, but never see deMicrosoft. Remember they own Skype, too.

IngrownMink4
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The colors hurt my eyes and aren’t a great choice even if muted.

He should try using this app to comply with WCAG requirements.

I am still shocked by how many in the FOSS world use github. I HATE Microsoft more than Google.

True, there are many open source developers who still use GitHub when this closed-source service goes against everything they promote and there are already much better alternatives (Gitea or Codeberg, sourcehut…).

ysu
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This is my first ever article, so I would appreciate any feedback or criticism.

IngrownMink4
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As constructive criticism, I will say that it is better not to use bold type for paragraphs. It is better to use it only in the headings to improve the contrast of thickness.

And I would use Wikiless instead of Wikipedia to cite sources. It’s lighter than Wikipedia and doesn’t use JavaScript (I saw that you’re against JavaScript so you might be interested). It has a dark mode as well. I like the little details like putting the bibliography at the bottom or putting the date of the day. I liked the article and I agree with what you say.

ysu
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Thanks, i’ll look into wikiless.

@Helix@feddit.de
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I can’t read any of the links, but I guess they didn’t know Codeberg or Fachschaften.org (the latter being for German students and staff).

@pinknoise
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There are multiple package managers (ab-) using github as a storage backend. I’m just waiting for the time I can’t compile my rust projects anymore because github is down temporarily… (I know cargo caches crates, but it could do a way better job at it)

@ksynwa
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What do you mean when you using github as a storage backend?

@pinknoise
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They store (source code) packages as github repos. E.g. rusts package manager cargo uses github repos for its “crates” (libraries). Which sucks because it’s a single point of failure, leaks my third party library usage to github and makes publishing, maintaining and contributing to libraries cumbersome.

@nutomic
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Afaik crates.io only requires a github account for login, but the source code can be hosted anywhere. I know some crates that use gitea.

@pinknoise
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That sounds good, ill have to try that. Will the code for releases still be mirrored on that github account?

@nutomic
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No the Github account is only for registration/login on crates.io. Relevant issue.

Edit: It seems they also store the index for crates.io in a github repo. The site seemed a lot nicer a few hours ago, when I didnt know that.

@ksynwa
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Yeah I agree with that. I feel most projects especially the ones with a lot of users should maintain a mirror somewhere else.

@dreeg_ocedam
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@dreeg_ocedam
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Probably the fact that GH is proprietary and owned by Microsoft, the recent machine learning shit around it makes it so that I choose the believe this, too, since you don’t really know what they can do with your code.

@dreeg_ocedam
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I think there’s a difference if it’s being run by a non-profit organization that is open source than if it is run by an proprietary software multi billion dollar company, if let’s say, Gittea would do something the likes of this it would probably end up being a libre project, which most likely everyone would be okay with, and they would surely make people know about it firsthand, for example. It’s not so much about what’s running on the servers but about trust and the fact that they own your code to a certain extent.

@dreeg_ocedam
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@remram
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I think it’s safe to say that GitHub went above and beyond what is required. They prevented people from getting their own data before blocking them permanently from the site, which they did without warning, and apparently even targeted people who weren’t in those countries at all but merely had connected from one in the past. They could definitely do better.

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