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Re: Setting up CI for Guile

From: Mike Gerwitz
Subject: Re: Setting up CI for Guile
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2016 21:39:27 -0400
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On Thu, Oct 06, 2016 at 00:26:28 -0400, Wilfred Hughes wrote:
> So, I decided to set it up! This isn't something that's available on
> GNU Savannah, so I've used GitLab (which is still FSF-approved Free
> Software).

GitLab CE is free software.  GitLab EE is not, but all of the JavaScript
served to the browser is.[0]

But their CI services are SaaSS.[1]  If all builds took place on servers
that Guile developers control---like the current Hydra servers---then
this wouldn't be a problem.

The GNU Project has criteria for hosts that it considers to be
acceptable for hosting GNU software.[2]  GitLab is an acceptable host
under those criteria, but one of the criteria---A5---requires that the
host not recommend SaaSS.  Unfortunately, GitLab won't ever be able to
meet that.  It's okay to use GitLab to host repositories, but not for


Mike Gerwitz
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