“I’m against surveillance capitalism but Google’s service is listed first on my app because it is so popular” is the “I’m against the tobacco industry but I offer anyone coming into my home a cigarette because smoking’s so popular” of tech.

If you offer people easy access to cigarettes without so much as a warning about the risks, you might want to reconsider whether you really are against Big Tobacco or whether you’re doing their bidding.

True FOSSers really should move away from GitHub and the M$ trap it has become. It's just so unfortunate that it's so hugely woven in to the fabric of the open source world. If only more would see how amazing GitLab, Gitea & co. are.
As soon as there is a viable federated source code protocol (like ForgeFed), there really shouldn't be any excuse any more.

I've been moving (and still am) my projects over to git.feneas.org, where my code is truly free and at home 😇


@noplanman @aral even if Gitlab was not amazing, even without federation, there is little excuse, popularity is the only thing driving Github.

@steko @aral
For sure, which is something that just needs some time to dissolve.

With the whole decentralisation of services however, there are some annoyances and things that need rethinking. So I honestly feel it's a necessary step for the masses to adopt and shift.

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