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Do we have any good recommendations for an ethical git repository?

Framagit is in principle going to be de-activated as part of the policy; github is owned by Microsoft and has banned users based on geographical grounds (Iran/Crimea/Syria); I seem to remember gitlab also doing some bans; and I'm not sure about bitbucket.

Are there any long-term sustainable ethical git repositories for free-licensed software known?

@boud @switchingsoftware There is like a ton of small instance around. If one dies, you simply switch to another one.
Also hosting your own instance isn't very hard nor costly.

@otyugh @switchingsoftware

It's impractical to switch the git repository listed in a published research paper that aims for scientific . You don't want a reader in 5 or 10 years' time to have to rely on a search engine to guess where the old repository might have been shifted to. Errata can be published but that's rare in cosmology papers.

See e.g. cosmo.torun.pl/blog/reproducib or follow the hashtag for more.

@boud @switchingsoftware If I was a researcher, I would have my own domain name (for 10$/year anybody can afford it for his lifetime), and then with a VPS or with my own server, make this "lifetime URL" redirect to any of theses git repositories.

It could be even simpler/greater if you'd associate with other researchers to pay/maintain thoses, so when you'd die they could still maintain the stuff you did forever.
The spending in time, money, and skill is almost nill.

@boud @switchingsoftware what "ethical" means? In your example, Microsoft is incorporated in the US, so they must comply with the sanctions. Similar, if Getmany would impose sanctions on a country, codeberg must comply. @codeberg is this correct?

@af @boud @switchingsoftware and yeah, every entity has to adhere to local legislation, and some is more liberal than other

@af @switchingsoftware @codeberg

I didn't define what code of ethics, but there are intellectual ethical norms that the free-software definition is motivated by, so I guess I mean something like consistent with the aims of the free-software definition.

AFAIK, the free software community has only had problems with the US blocking code distribution (e.g. Debian used to have a subset of files for "us-only" in the early 2000s, which US-based users were restricted to).

@boud @switchingsoftware I use notabug.org and it's great 👍 It uses the #Gogs software and is operated by a non-profit.

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