Am 09.04.2018 um 22:57 schrieb Federico Bruni:
Il giorno lun 9 apr 2018 alle 22:23, Karlin High
<karlinh...@gmail.com> ha scritto:
On 4/9/2018 3:05 PM, Karlin High wrote:
Whether terms of service and such are aligned with GNU standards is
something I haven't checked.
...But if projects like Debian and GNOME are using GitLab, as
Federico Bruni pointed out, the chances of a terms-of-service
conflict with GNU and FSF seem rather small.
Well, of course they use the open source version, the community
edition (gitlab-ce). See for example:
Enterprise Edition is a no-go, as we do not want to depend on a
If gitlab.com changes the service terms, you can migrate your projects
to a self-hosted gitlab-ce.
I must say that this doesn't look like an attractive option to me. I'm
using a self-hosted version of gitlab-ce, and while it generally works
it a) uses quite substantial resources and b) it really *is* a task to
maintain. At least when you want it to be permanently avaiable. I think
generally on every update I had unexplainable downtimes (HTTP 500
erorrs) of the web interface (while the Git interface continued to work,
What I want to say is that for working with Gitlab on a self hosted
basis we'd need a powerful server available and sufficient people
willing (and able) to take responsibility for its uptime.
OTOH an interesting aspect could be integration. It should be possible
to set things up to automatically run the tests when a pull request is
created or updated, and maybe run GUB upon certain events (e.g. adding a
I don't have a strong opinion about this but I think there should be
some maintainability and longevity issues to be considered.
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