non-corporate Github alternatives?

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?

thanks, jacksprat

Looks like soon git will be federared which will solve issues of where to host when you still want to keep the outreach.

I could suggest git instances i/we use:

Git.fosscommunity.in - instance run by our friends from fsci who are responsible for a lot of debian packaging (gitlab and diaspora for example)

Framagit.org - big instance run by folks at framasoft.org

Salsa.debian.org - gitlab instance run by debian.

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thanks, i looked at these: Git.fosscommunity and Framagit.org host very little technical stuff. Salsa.debian.org is very Debian [don’t ask]!

I am curious about git becoming “federated”: what does that mean? I know that any person/organisation can host a Gitlab instance, but they are hard to find.

cheers, jack

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.

What are the issues to track regarding federation of Gitlab/Gitea & co in order to hear first when it comes out?

If your projects are gpl, there’s savannah.nongnu.org l. I use notabug.org which is gogs based since due to dependencies I’m gpl 2 only.

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The projects to keep track of are:

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Looks like „Git is already federated & decentralized“ (by Drew DeVault).

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.

Check out Codeberg. It’s Gitea under the hood, hosted and governed by a non-profit, whose governance board any user can join.

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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!

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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: