I understand that many #foss projects have been locked in #github as a result of a choice made in the past.

However, it makes little sense to me to see new, interesting #foss projects to opt for #github while there are less unethical code hosting platforms out there.

@dimitrisk @rysiek for me, it's discoverability: I use shitty GH code search a lot. I think I'd get a lot less contributors in a private Gitea instance. I hope that these impediments will be solved in the future.

I actually pulled my code off of GitHub (and archived it there) since I got no contribution whatsoever.

Not surprisingly when you consider that the median number of maintainers is 1.

Working across different Gitea instances is an interesting subject.
I was wondering whether WebMention or so could be used for the communication part.

Or we go back to classical mailing lists with all their downsides.
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Wrt discoverability, I suppose that large projects do not desperately need #github to be discoverable.

Small and single-person projects may benefit from the community culture present in non big-tech, #foss #git platforms as well, instead of being lost in the github crowd.


@dimitrisk @rysiek @RyunoKi @astro @forgefriends @forgefed I tend to agree: knowing the vast majority of internet search go through Google, it would be surprising that discovering software projects is predominantly dependent on GitHub.

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@dachary @dimitrisk @rysiek @RyunoKi @forgefriends @forgefed codesearch could be a neat niche for every search provider, eg duckduckgo

I was about to suggest writing an Instant Answer plugin for it:

But it appears DuckDuckHack switched to maintenance mode for the time being
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@RyunoKi @astro @dachary @dimitrisk @rysiek @forgefriends @forgefed I wouldn't be surprised if Microsoft GitHub shows up more in DuckDuckGo, since it uses Microsoft Bing as it's engine.

Actually npm appears quite prominent (acquired by GitHub before they in turn were bought up by Microsoft)
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