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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:16 pm    Post subject: Microsoft Buying GitHub Reply with quote

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-03/microsoft-is-said-to-have-agreed-to-acquire-coding-site-github

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and in other news... Microsoft refusing to relabel their Git Virtual File System (GVFS) when gnome's own GVFS has been around for decades?

the entire embrace, extend...
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guess it's cheaper for them to buy working software than to train their own monkeys to build something that works (codeplex).
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's amusing about this is everyone having flocked to github in the first place.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Microsoft will keep buying companies with userbase, people will keep migrating.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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while it hasn't been finalized, i imagine a lot of people won't want to be associated with microsoft if they actually do go through with buying github. i might consider moving my repos to self hosting.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
What's amusing about this is everyone having flocked to github in the first place.


Indeed, this started with SourceForge fiasco, where everyone migrated to GitHub. Then GitHub change their ToS, causing it's own fiasco. GitHub has been leaking users since then, way before this Microsoft announcement.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Morality124 wrote:
pjp wrote:
What's amusing about this is everyone having flocked to github in the first place.


Indeed, this started with SourceForge fiasco, where everyone migrated to GitHub. Then GitHub change their ToS, causing it's own fiasco. GitHub has been leaking users since then, way before this Microsoft announcement.


other than self hosting, what alternatives are there? sourceforge's interface is god awful hideous (and always has, regardless of owners), and gitlab isn't free if you want stuff like CI and style checking (which github does for free).
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Morality124 wrote:
Indeed, this started with SourceForge fiasco, where everyone migrated to GitHub. Then GitHub change their ToS, causing it's own fiasco. GitHub has been leaking users since then, way before this Microsoft announcement.
In a talk I recently watched, I was reminded of (at least partial) inspiration for git in the first place. BitKeeper, a closed source company with disagreeable ToS.

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other than self hosting, what alternatives are there? sourceforge's interface is god awful hideous (and always has, regardless of owners), and gitlab isn't free if you want stuff like CI and style checking (which github does for free).
I don't use any of them, so I can't say. I recently saw some mention of gitlab, but I have no idea whether or not they are any better.

If I end up doing enough to warrant version control, I like what I've read of Fossil (Why SQLite Does Not Use Git).
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a heads up, it has been acquired for $7.5B, and is official - there's a M$ logo next to the Octocat on the main page.

Dark times indeed...

EDIT: What are the implications of this on Gentoo's github mirrors for portage and assorted overlays?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gitlab. Here I come!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, that's the reason why GitLab has so many new repos lately... interesting... Apart from GitLab, CodeCommit and BitBucket are alternatives. (okay, okay... CodeCommit is quite joke here, but it at least works.)

So, as far as I heard, GitHub wanted to sell. Better Microsoft than Oracle I say. And seriously, who'd say no to $7.5 billion?

I guess Microsoft will go and try to integrate the GitHub services with Azure. I bet that's pretty cool for many developers. Host your code on GitHub, push on Azure for testing, switch to productivity and push directly on the store. Kinda cool... Well... for some...

If you want a quick laugh: Microsoft + GitHub = Empowering Developers :lol:
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zucca wrote:
Gitlab. Here I come!

Next step... google acquire gitlab :P
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So DALNET is next, I guess...
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

InfoSec projects are already flocking over to GitLab.

https://twitter.com/mubix/status/1003628340622872576
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fedeliallalinea wrote:
Zucca wrote:
Gitlab. Here I come!

Next step... google acquire gitlab :P
Isn't GitLab a FOSS project itself?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Muso wrote:
InfoSec projects are already flocking over to GitLab.

https://monitor.gitlab.net/dashboard/db/github-importer?orgId=1
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A monopolist buys another monopolist. Hilarity ensues.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GitLab should now consider a distributed model. It seems their servers have experienced "some" traffic. :P
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You mean, like Git or something? Ha! Revolutionary!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Until now I have been using git just for version control on my own PC and cloning other peoples stuff towards my PC.

I am wondering however, if it is important how your code is stored to allow someone to pull rom you. Say someone has an account on gitlab. Can a developer with an project on Github pull from that account ?

Alternatively, if you would not use github but clone or develop a project to your own harddrive, how do you give someone access so they can pull from you ? Would you need to do different things depending on the person that you send the pull request to having a github or gitlab account ?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

javeree wrote:
Can a developer with an project on Github pull from that account ?


Usually: Yes. He could even add that as a submodule as far as I understand, so all of his users can just pull it in.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just logged in to my GitLab account which I made last year for no obvious reason but maybe I had a subconscious vision of the future? The site is quite slow atm. I'll move my stuff soon.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zucca wrote:
fedeliallalinea wrote:
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Gitlab. Here I come!

Next step... google acquire gitlab :P
Isn't GitLab a FOSS project itself?

I'm not sure but hosted service is not completely FOSS, while the gitlab community edition yes.

EDIT: see also Comparison of source code hosting facilities
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