> I discover a lot of new projects on a regular basis and almost none, I have discovered via Github itself.

Bloke has a point there. With that said, the place is to be viewed as a social media / job site. It “competes” against 's own .

The code hosting bit is only to attract users and completely incidental to its intended purpose. Microsoft are perfectly capable of hosting code and could have knocked up a public forge in five minutes of they had wanted.

And now that we ranted, how about proposing a solution?

Mine: the only player that currently has the funds, power and to some extent appetite to face is the + important national governments (, ). With out and thus less likely to throw a spanner in the works, that is the one *credible* option.

Amongst all the oxygen wasters in the and national parliaments we do have a few capable people, do get in touch and participate.

@0 @alcinnz is there an easy way to migrate away from github? I have 90 or so projects on there and doing it manually isn't something very appealing. At the same time, I feel bad every time I commit something there.

I assume that it has an “export my data” feature as required by data portability requirements?

Then it'd be a matter of scripting the import into your target system.

Also, pretty sure that has some sort of assisted migration tool.


@loke @0 It should be trivial to create a shellscript that pulls from GitHub and pushes to whatever forge you want.

The main difficulty would be to make sure there's a place to clone repositories to, & to copy issues, etc over.

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