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Posts made by NeoTheThird
RE: Move from Github to Gitlab?
I wouldn't make this so much about feelings. Let's face it: Microsoft is not evil. But Microsoft isn't necessarily good, either. Microsoft is just a very big company doing what they think is best for their business, and that doesn't always mean it's what's best for everyone else. And yes, they're dabbling with some open-source stuff, but only where it's required or at least very difficult to justify not to have it open. Microsoft wants to stay in control. They already lost the windows-server market to the "foss revolution", so they understood that they have to join the winning team if they want to stay on top. That alone doesn't make them evil. In fact, most companies work that way (even GitHub always has, that's why the GitHub server is proprietary), but they could still change. So let's give them credit for embracing foss where they are and encourage them to abandon their proprietary projects and selfish business techniques. They're saying they aren't the enemy, let's believe them that. But that doesn't automatically make them our friends.
What's worrying to me about this potential acquisition is that it will concentrate too much power with one entity, and that can't be good. This is a development that has been going on for a while now, the FOSS community made the mistake to place too much trust in GitHub for a long time.
GitLab is different that way. It's still a for-profit company behind it, but the client is open-source. You can even host it yourself, and even though real federation is not there yet, it's a lot more likely to come.
The biggest problem GitLab has at the moment is that it's a lot smaller than GitHub. GitHub has 27 million users and 49 million repositories, [GitLab only has 100.000 users/groups (even though that number seems to be pretty old). When we moved UBports from Launchpad to GitHub a little more than a year ago, we discussed GitLab as an option as well, but dismissed it because of lack of adoption. Since then, Gnome has proven that it's possible to move a big open source project to GitLab, and it worked for them.
All in all, i have to say i'm in favor of moving, but i would not rush things. The migration itself is pretty straightforward thanks to great tools, but there's a lot of stuff around it that needs to be modified. Most work will probably be updating the documentation and workflows. Worth it, but no need to rush it. We could make some preparations now, really analyze what to look out for, and make the move after OTA-4.
And for the lack of users, build it and he will come i guess ;)
RE: Workshops at Locations
awesome to see so much interest in a local event, big thank you to @twinkybot for setting this up! As promised, I will join as well. Unfortunately I have a thing Saturday evening, so I'll have to leave around 16:00. :( Sunday I'll be back!
Looking forward to meeting everyone!
RE: Donation by bank transfer?
Sorry, we don't have a bank account yet, since our legal entity (will be a non-profit foundation in Germany) is not active yet. Check back in a couple of months, then we will have a bank account that you can use with an IBAN, and we'll also be able to accept tax exempt donations.
RE: UBports device testing spreadsheet?
That's pretty nice, @wilfridd! Are you interested to join our QA team? We can definitely use dedicated people like you! You can join our telegram group at t.me/ubports_qa_team. Everyone who's interested to help is welcome, ofc!
We used a similar spreadsheet to test in the past, i uploaded it to nextcloud so everyone can edit it in their browsers, you'll find the link and password in the group. I won't post it in public to avoid vandalism.
At some point in the future it would be awesome to have a tool to organize this more efficiently, if anyone has recommendations, be sure to speak up!