We are very much looking forward to many wonderful things that federation within forges can support.
And you're welcome to join the webinar on January 19th, 10am UTC+1 to learn more 😉
It's very good news that a software like Gitea supports the federation between instances and also using a free standard like activitypub through @forgefriends and being part of the fediverse. Looking forward to its implementation to migrate from GitHub to a Gitea instance 🎉 .
True. Linux and other projects that have a mail workflow. But there are contexts where developers chose a differently, such as using a forge.
Whatever the reasons, this is where we are now. There are two paths forward: a) convince people using forges to switch to a mail based workflow, b) federate forges. The first is what SourceHut and others do. Gitea chose the second option and implement federation.
It’s not a competition, there is value in both approaches.
Are there any thoughts about changing to a more sustainable licence like the #AGPL? With federation this gets especially important. The MIT licence makes 'embrace, extend, extinguish' extremely easy: Company X creates a proprietary Gitea fork, federates with the existing instances, makes significant improvements/offers to lure people into their product. Changing to their instance is smooth thanks to federation.
@gitea @NGIZero @dachary @forgefriends
... I assume (but don't know) that many people who invest their time into Gitea would be quite pissed with something like that happening.
If that's the case, then the AGPL is the better choice.
Corporations are maybe not yet after the Fediverse, but they will once it grows.
Of course, the MIT is a better choice if you want to work for future corporations instead of future users :)
@vovanium @NGIZero @dachary @gitea @forgefriends
I'm not talking about improvements in the federation protocol. I mean other improvements in Gitea which make it more attractive: integration with some other cloud platform, etc.
But you got the point:
You get the improvements if you move to the improved instance. But not the other way. You can move without much costs, you can still communicate with the other instance as you did before. But the other instances don't have the improvements.
@firstname.lastname@example.org @NGIZero@mastodon.xyz @email@example.com @firstname.lastname@example.org @email@example.com Non-federated features? I think there's already github for this. (i more afraid it got federated, as XMPP was nearly killed similar way)
Anyway, i don't see a reason to name EEE strategy 'super-easy' even with source code readily available, as it involves months to years of marketing.
@dachary @gitea @NGIZero @forgefriends Nice :) Yes, I agree, this involves the #Gitea team. Unfortunately I don't know them and their motivations. But as a user I'd welcome the AGPL because it's like a promise of good intentions :)
Also it seems quite a successful approach when looking at the fediverse and projects like Nextcloud. People start appreciating the guarantee that they won't be trapped with a change towards a proprietary licence.
Side note to @fosstodon: does this call for a new emoji?
Is this looking at federating things like comments and issues with the fediverse, or is this just about code? We REALLY need a fediverse answer to Github, to start getting the many FOSS projects on a proprietary microsoft platform onto a more privacy and FOSS friendly environment. Hoping this is a move towards this!
Anyway, either way, congrats on the funding win!
I feel bit dumb asking this but does this mean i can use my mastodon account as a gitea account? Or is this more about all gitea instances can talk with each other?
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