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md_ wrote

GitHub is a proprietary, unethical, commerical platform. It's not anarchy for anyone.

Person who wrote this was either thinking of "open source development models", or in the worse case, distributed version control systems.

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alexander wrote

This was written by one of the main Rust people. He's not confused about what GitHub is. It's just a really dumb blog post.

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____deleted____ wrote

What alternative could you recommend?

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boringskip wrote

GitLab is usually the go-to. They host themselves like GitHub, but it's free software so you could host it yourself.

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md_ wrote

An alternative to GitHub? My first idea would be to self-host a web front-end to git, or perhaps ask a friendly radical tech collective for hosting, or as a third option, use the GNU project's hosting platform (which is open to free software projects even if they don't join the core GNU organisation structure and become official GNU packages).

But to make it clear, I was extremely surprised that all those anarchist principles were ascribed to GitHub, the specific commercial hosting offering, when they are not true for GitHub, and they are not even describing the general category of what GitHub is (a web frontend to git) - they are properties of a mode of software production, not of a very specific brand of a tool used in the production.

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jadedctrl wrote

Notabug is another Github-like site­— but it's a bit more light-weight than GitLab, and has a design more like GitHub's. If your comfortable with GH, you'll probably feel at home with NAB.