This is a note to people moving their repositories blindly to Gitlab.org: do you know Google is actually a huge investor in Gitlab?

The issue is not about Microsoft buying Github. The issue is about centralization and silos.

You do not solve that by moving your data from one silo to another.

You solve that by relying on small providers you can trust, or by becoming a provider yourself.

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@eliotberriot GitLab, like Google and unlike GitHub, lets you download all your data; unlike Google, the GitLab app is also free software, so you can use the downloaded data to self-host what you were previously sharecropping

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