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Discussion on: Github Must Be a Free Platform

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Prahlad Yeri

The problem isn't with Microsoft acquiring Github, the problem started when Git became centralized in the form of Github! The more centralized a system is, the easier it is for authoritarians to control.

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Fernando B 🚀

Git is a software anyone can host in any server. People choose github for repository hosting but that's not git.

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I think he meant that these days, when so many developers and projects are on GitHub, this is the place to be to take part of the community.

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Maciej Sopyło • Edited

Git cannot be centralized by design. I don't get how people can host all of their code on some company's servers without a backup and blame it when something goes wrong due to politics. And you have to really try to not have a backup when using git.

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LTN Games

One problem on GitHubs side of things was the sudden suspensions without warning or notice. GitHub could've at least gave them a heads-up to backup they're current repositories before being suspended. It does not affect me but man I'd be some pissed if it was sudden and without notice.

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Khoa Che • Edited

P/S: why @maciek134 's post don't have reply button but a 'thread' word in that position instead?

@maciek134 That's the problem of identity, our repos, our projects is identified by URLs control by these hosting services anyway.

A solution is having our URLs redirecting to those URLs. But I don't feel so good about it.