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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Gratis software being released as proprietary


From: Aaron Wolf
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Gratis software being released as proprietary
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2015 19:18:17 -0700
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We compiled a larger list of hosting options:

https://snowdrift.coop/p/snowdrift/w/en/formats-repositories#fully-flo-source-hosting

Cheers

On 08/11/2015 06:37 PM, Mike Gerwitz wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 17:27:26 +0100, Pen-Yuan Hsing wrote:
>> Speaking of which, what would be a good hosting site? I thought of
>> Savannah but it requires software that runs on a Free OS, which
>> Windows isn't. What about Gitlab? At least most of it is Free
>> Software, so it is a little better than GitHub? Or somewhere else?
> 
> Savannah is an option if the "project runs primarily on a completely
> free OS", which doesn't sound to be the case.  For GitLab, I wrote
> extensively about it here:
> 
>   https://about.gitlab.com/2015/05/20/gitlab-gitorious-free-software/
> 
> GitHub is not a good option; they have demonstrated that they do not
> support software freedom, and continue to serve proprietary JavaScript,
> with no intent to change it.  I and others have contacted them in the
> past (including RMS) with no success.
> 
>   http://mikegerwitz.com/about/githubbub
> 
>> Finally, I am thinking about *where* to start developing this Free Software
>> FAQ that I mentioned. Would perhaps a publicly hosted Etherpad instance
>> work? Or do you have other suggestions? Once a collaboration platform is
>> decided on, I will post there the ideas (i.e. FAQs) I have so far.
> 
> The FSF and GNU already have a huge number of resources available
> online and in print.  If you are interested in creating an FAQ to try to
> put everything in one place, I'd recommend getting in contact with
> someone at the FSF, or creating a page on the LibrePlanet wiki.  You can
> try address@hidden could point you in the right direction, at
> least.
> 
> 

-- 
Aaron Wolf
co-founder, Snowdrift.coop
music teacher, wolftune.com

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