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Re: In support of Jonas Bernoulli's Magit

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: In support of Jonas Bernoulli's Magit
Date: Fri, 07 Jul 2017 14:23:08 -0400

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  > Having a more /modern development platform/, like GitHub/GitLab/Gitea/...,
  > makes it much easier for new contributors to participate on a project.

You are judging these platforms based on convenience.  We have other
ways of judging their practices -- based on ethics and how they affect
free software.  See https://gnu.org/software/repo-criteria.html.

GitHub has done great harm to our whole community by encouraging
people to post programs with no licenses (thus nonfree) and to be
sloppy about indicating licenses.  We grade it as unacceptable.

GitLab is better but still not entirely good.

I have not heard of Gitea before so I have no opinion.  I will ask
the FSF to evaluate it.

As for changing the software on savannah, that can be done
if people volunteer to work on it.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (gnu.org, fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (internethalloffame.org)
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