github password policy

Thomas Wolff
Wed Aug 18 17:12:50 GMT 2021

Am 17.08.2021 um 05:00 schrieb Brian Inglis:
> On 2021-08-16 17:59, Doug Henderson via Cygwin-apps wrote:
>> On Mon, 16 Aug 2021 at 07:45, ASSI <> wrote:
>>> Thomas Wolff writes:
>>>> As I cannot update mintty anymore right now from the git command line,
>> Yes, I use SSH for all repos now.
>>> Do. Not. Use. GitHub.
>>> The raison raison d'être for GitHub is and always has been to subvert
>>> the fully distributed workflow that Git was designed to provide and
>>> replace it with their centralized lock-in "solution".
>> As well as GitHub for several public repos, I have used BitBucket for
>> several private repositories, as they allowed several, while GitHub
>> only allowed one. They also have a large number of add on features
>> around the Git repositories, aimed at lock-in.
>> Does anyone have online Git servers they use and can recommend? BTW, I
>> have done Google searches, etc. I'm looking for enthusiastic personal
>> endorsements.
> Used the same as you, but I recently also joined Gitlab, run as a 
> virtual cooperative corp, as some of my recent adopted upstreams are 
> hosted there, and getting redundant release announcements is never a 
> bad thing. I haven't yet added any projects there.
When I adopted mintty, I looked at several platforms and also liked 
Gitlab more, but at that time Github was the only platform that offered 
seamless migration from Google Code (where mintty was hosted before) 
including the complete issue history, which was an unbeatable advantage.

> GNOME projects are now hosted there, and Alibaba, IBM, and SpaceX use 
> it, but as Gitlab servers are on Google Cloud, and subject to US 
> embargos like BitBucket, GitHub, and SourceForge, a European mirror 
> (part of the Framasoft non-profit network) on 
> Debian infrastructure, has been set up to bypass Google and the US, as 
> well as allow access to/from embargoed countries.

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