At some stage, I want to put the software that I have developed into a public space [on the remote chance that others will find it useful]. The obvious choices are Github, Gitlab, SourceForge etc. However, the recent embrace of Github by Mircosoft has cast a cloud over the future behaviour of these mega corporations.
Are there any “alternative” platforms for hosting [small] open source projects? Sure, Github would provide a wide audience, but at what cost?
On 24 June 2018 14:15:43 CEST, jacksprat wrote:
>At some stage, I want to put the software that I have developed into a
>public space [on the remote chance that others will find it useful].
>The obvious choices are Github, Gitlab, SourceForge etc. However, the
>recent embrace of Github by Mircosoft has cast a cloud over the future
>behaviour of these mega corporations.
>Are there any "alternative" platforms for hosting [small] open source
>projects? Sure, Github would provide a wide audience, but at what
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Federated means that instances of Git-based code forges like Gitlab and Gogs / Gitea can be networked together. Users will be able to search and interact across them, as if they were one platform. Say you run an instance of Gitea for your code that supports the federation protocols, your repos will come up in searches by users on other instances that also support the protocols.
With his platform sourcehut the author tries to automate what he writes about in this article: Good old Git federation based on cloning, pulling and mailing. If sourcehut really achieves to make this more accessible (which is the claim), this looks very promising to me. So far, it’s a public alpha which supports git and hg.
I’ve been working with a group that’s thinking about starting a Gitea based cooperative codeforge. We’ve got a test instance up, but don’t really have enough cooperators to make decisions right now or get it off the ground. If you’d like to be part of starting one, reach out and we can chat!
Hi @SamWhited, I know I’m commenting on a fairly old post but …
There is a cooperative codeforge run by WebArchitects and used by a bunch of the tech co-ops who are also involved in operating meet.coop. I’m sure they’d be happy to bring more co-ops on board to share both the costs and the admin workload:
As mentioned upthread, there’s also CodeBerg. Their legal entity is a not-for-profit rather than a co-op but they share a lot of values with the platform cooperative movement. Their platform started out as an instance of Gitea, although they recently forked it: