Moving away from GitHub
As you may know, GitHub recently started to restrict contributors from some specific countries. I personally (and I think it is the case of the other Plume contributors) don't like this attitude at all, especially when one of our contributors was affected by these restrictions (they can still contribute to Plume, but not to private projects, and feel insulted).
So, we are considering moving to a Gitlab instance, but can't/don't want to host one. Ideally it should not be based in the USA, to avoid having the same issues in the futures. The only public Gitlab instance I know is Framagit (hosted by Framasoft, a french free software association, probably in France or in Germany).
I would like to know if you are okay with migrating there, or if you would prefer another Gitlab instance (suggestions are welcome!) or if you think moving away from GitHub is not really a good idea.
Ana Gelez started a poll August 7th, 2019 15:28
What should we do? Closed 5:00pm - Saturday 10 Aug 2019
If you are thinking of other Gitlab instances, you can normally add your own choices to this poll
|1 - Stay on GitHub|
|5 - Migrate to Framagit|
|1 - Migrate to Feneas' Gitlab|
Anonymous August 7th, 2019 16:23
I would prefer that the project stay on Github for now. It is easier to find for persons who don't know Plume (yes, Github is not only a git platform: it integrates some kind of social aspect by showing stars of the users for example, which is really useful for a public free software like Plume) and I personally hate to have to manage accounts on thousands of Gitlab instances to follow the projects I like.
Anonymous August 7th, 2019 22:05
it would appear that their Misson, their strong code of conduct, their associating rules etc all align very much with our own values. they also seem to be located in Europe, so that's a definite advantage
Anonymous August 9th, 2019 17:14
Regarding the argument for github for the purpose of discoverability:
It is possible to have a github repository simply mirroring a gitlab repository, stating as the topmost thing in the README.md that the github repo is just a mirror and link to gitlab :)