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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] The GNU ethical repository criteria will only

From: Julien Kyou
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] The GNU ethical repository criteria will only harm free software.
Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2015 19:23:48 -0400
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Just a thought but cant something like gnusocial be made except for git?

dont ask me how I have No Idea
...actually this is the second time I sent this out (I apolopize) and since
was mentioned, GitBucket seems like a reasonable solution to me...
 but if we need hosting Im offering.

On 10/17/2015 06:35 PM, Koz Ross wrote:
> On Sat, 17 Oct 2015 16:00:37 +0000 (UTC) Lori Nagel
> <> wrote:
>> What you haven't addressed is why projects don't host their own
>> code.  I remember starting a free software project back in 2005.
>> I did not have a lot of money to spend on server hosting or know
>> how to even set up a server like that.  Many free software
>> projects are small hobbyist projects, so setting up their own
>> server seems daunting and if some people had to do it, they might
>> give up on contributing to open source altogether.
> I'd like to echo this - I'm a latecomer to this kind of stuff, and
> don't have the time, inclination or skills to set up my own hosting
> for everything. Sometimes, ready-made and centralized is the right
> choice, purely because that way, we can focus on solving the
> problem we're trying to code away. I see this as similar to build
> systems - there are better and worse choices for sure, but
> ultimately, that shouldn't be something you spend more time (and
> effort) on than the actual code it's meant to be building.
> If someone could create a 'for dummies' guide to setting such a
> server up (or better, an automated script to do this), that would
> go a long way toward alleviating it methinks. As an aside, in
> general, our community could do with setting up more user-friendly
> guides - not everyone has hours to wade through GNU-style manuals
> or dig online for tutorials of varying quality that often recommend
> nonfree software.
> So in principle, I agree that centralized services are something we
> should move away from, but we can't do this without offering an
> alternative for those who haven't the time, knowledge or
> inclination to self-host.

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