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Huge spike in GitLab imports after Microsoft reportedly acquires GitHub

Discussion in 'Offtopic Discussions' started by JDTAY, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. JDTAY

    JDTAY Half Pepperoni, All Cheese

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  2. Caine

    Caine Hardcore Member

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    Not yet. Yes, that is probably a good idea.
     
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  3. Linux-SWAT

    Linux-SWAT Hardcore Member

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  4. xnopasaranx

    xnopasaranx Superbad!

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    I love how the comments on all news sites range from: "microsoft has really changed guys..." to "it's still microsoft, fuck them". And that's basically it. But yeah, I trust them as far as I can throw a windows 10 workstation. This is a sad day indeed.
     
  5. JDTAY

    JDTAY Half Pepperoni, All Cheese

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    Oh, Microsoft has changed all right. Specifically, they now have a Git hosting site. >_>
     
  6. Kev2442

    Kev2442 Still French

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    So what ? They're securing one of their everyday partners and keeping them afloat for everyone ? What's wrong in that ?
    I'm not saying Microsoft is an angel in any way, just that on this particular matter, I fail to see anything "evul".

    Heck, even if they're into spying (which they are indeed, let's face it), open source software doesn't care about privacy violations, right ? There ain't even intellectual property to begin with ! xD
     
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  7. sebt3

    sebt3 homebrew player (P. & C.)

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  8. ptitSeb

    ptitSeb Serial Porter

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    I only have 53 repo on github... Not sure I'll bother with a switch anyway.
     
  9. elvissteinjr

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    As long as the terms don't change in a way that gives them rights to the code, I don't see the issue (and with stuff like Unreal Engine on there I doubt this will happen).
    Otherwise, public repos have nothing to lose, really.
     
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  10. JDTAY

    JDTAY Half Pepperoni, All Cheese

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  11. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    Sourceforge always feels like anti-github to me, particularty in the way it hides the project tree a few clicks back from the download and readme page. It also didn't used to support git or mercurial when I was setting up my projects I think.

    I haven't decided what to do with my projects yet. Maybe I'll just take them down and eventually host them on my private web pages or if some new git hoster comes up in the future I could use them.
     
  12. JDTAY

    JDTAY Half Pepperoni, All Cheese

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    Guys, I've made the move to GitGud. https://gitgud.io/

    The bad part is that I now have to use a command line interface for git stuff, though I guess when I get Pyra, I'll need to become familiar with command line interfaces anyway. Already making good progress, set up my SSH connection with GitGud.
     
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  13. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    There's a way to use git without using the command line? o_O
     
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    Yep, magit. One of the best git front-ends around.
     
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    Klumpen Run away! Run away!

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    Kev2442 Still French

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    42 (Loire) is the answer.
    I've read the article and other ones like criticism and AARD. I do agree that they've had their fair share of justified accusations, but for the past 10 years, they seem to get better and better.
    I'm still using Win10 on my main rig (even though this is written on a Debian 8 laptop) for practical purposes, and since its launch it's been the best Windows to me.

    The only downside to it is the data collection. But most of it is clearly stated and can be easily disabled on installation.
    The rest is kinda moot for most users and can still be removed with simple third-party tools (open-source and easy to find). They're mostly breaking things at this point (like Skype).

    Most of what they're hated for are either old grudges or their monopoly (which they can't willingly erase now, can they ?).
    They're going out of their way to make amends for their past. I'm not telling you should all welcome them with open arms, but let's at least give them the benefit of the doubt.
     
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    We know how toxic microsoft is.
    Just leave as everybody and make them pay tons of dollars for an empty shell.
     
  18. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    I fully expect dozens if not more of new github alternates to pop up now. I might pull my repos for now, because as far as I know I can.

    By the way ptitseb, I saw a video today of someone building Hyrda Castle Labyrinth for their pocketChip, and they cloned your repo of it (and then used -DCHIP=1, so I guess you're actively targetting that platform yourself). With videos like that out there and god knows how many other communities documenting how to build your stuff for their platform, you might need a more staged and cautious transfer than I do.
     
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  20. AnimatedFreak

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    Why would anyone ever be concerned with Microsoft buying something they use?
    *cough* Rare, Nokia, Linkedin, Skype, Mojang *cough*
    People who are concerned are just being ridiculous and have no reason to worry that the company with 10+ years of hating Linux and open source suddenly LOVES these things.

    In all seriousness however, I'm not effected as I'm not a developer, but I could definitely see why developers who use GitHub would be concerned. 10+ years of screwing up company after company doesn't just go away from peoples mind no matter how much you contribute to open source.
     

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