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.

@astro
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.

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@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

@astro
I was about to suggest writing an Instant Answer plugin for it:
help.duckduckgo.com/open-sourc

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.

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