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Great news for KDE and open source. Self-hosting with something like GitLab, Gitea, etc is still an option if you are dealing with an open-source project like GNOME, Xfce, etc. This allows you to control your data, source-code and the server if it goes down with the sys-admins to maintain it and you can still mirror your official repository from GitLab/Gitea to GitHub.

It isn't a good idea to 'centralise everything' [0] on a server or VM instance that you don't own, which is why self-hosting is better for companies and open-source projects than on GitHub.

[0] https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22867803






Many open source projects are self-hosting Gitlab:

Gnome: https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME

Freedesktop : https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/explore/groups

Arch Linux : https://gitlab.archlinux.org/archlinux




Free a.k.a. libre, not open. Ot's even in the name this time …

It's not about GitHub, it's interesting that they move from Phabricator(?) to GitLab.

KDE is "self hosting" https://invent.kde.org/public/

I think KDE contributors are mostly knowingly contributing to free (libre) software. To call this only open source does a disservice to KDE as a community. It's not the nicest thing to say. I guess you were unaware of this and not intentionally mixing up the terms. I think KDE devs would pro ably disagree with you calling it only open source.

KDE devs correct me, if I am wrong please.


+1 Gitea



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