It is the first step a project can make to declare that all under represented groups are welcome. And it is specially important when they are still in their bootstrap phase.
Yes, @sakkara, and it’s called git-send-email. Linux, PostgreSQL are some popular projects that follow this federation model. More recently there’s also sourcehut.org which integrates CI/CD with mailing lists and enables normal developers to enjoy modern workflows while does not try to lock in contributors.
GitHub, GitLab, BitBucket, Gitea, etc. however invent their own mechanisms where Git’s role is barely a Merkle DAG storage. @dachary is working on @fedeproxy to work around this by applying ActivityPub (among other things) on top of those services though.
@dachary not using stackedit.. just got the notification based on an old comment and triggered by keywords: gitea, sync, auth, git :D
@dachary @fedeproxy @aw self-hosting is best, but if you ever need to find a public forge you might find this list useful: https://git.sdf.org/humanacollaborator/humanacollabora/src/branch/master/forge_comparison.md
@dachary @aw Stats show that putting your project on MS #Github *reduces* participation: https://infosec.exchange/@bojkotiMalbona/104637098084869887 Also, there is chatter about shaming Github projects in the #FSF Directory, and I hope it reaches that point.
@dachary I was trying to answer the question "has anyone written a finger client in Rust?" and searched github, Google, and crates.io for finger rust or finger client rust. finding nothing, I wrote my own: https://git.alexwennerberg.com/misc/tree/main/item/finger.rs
@dachary That would be an interesting study, but I for example use github search or a google search with "github" pretty frequently, and I think many others do as well
@dachary It's not really a "forge" in a traditional sense, just a set of tools that make it easy to self host git + a mailing list. It'll be federated via email and RSS, but I could support read-only activitypub as well. both services will be read-only / pull based for simplicity of self hosting.
Currently working on a couple of projects related to self-hosting git: https://git.alexwennerberg.com/mygit
I look forward to being a part of Merveilles!
This is a brand new server run by the main developers of the project as a spin-off of mastodon.social It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!