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Migrating from Github
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In the longterm it would be a good idea to migrate from github. Lets discuss alternatives in this ticket. Fortunately our bugtracker issues have long been migrated to our infrastructure.

The first question is whether we should self-host the code or use third parties. If we decide on a third party we should see which cannot impose lock-in on our git data.



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HulaHoop created this task.Jun 22 2018, 5:13 PM
HulaHoop triaged this task as Normal priority.
yzxd added a subscriber: yzxd.Jun 23 2018, 11:23 PM

I've done a little research into this. I found the following (free) self-hosted alternatives to GitHub.

What does it mean to “distrust the infrastructure”?
A core tenet of the Qubes philosophy is “distrust the infrastructure,” where “the infrastructure” refers to things like hosting providers, CDNs, DNS services, package repositories, email servers, PGP keyservers, etc. As a project, we focus on securing endpoints instead of attempting to secure “the middle” (i.e., the infrastructure), since one of our primary goals is to free users from being forced to entrust their security to unknown third parties. Instead, our aim is for users to be required to trust as few entities as possible (ideally, only themselves and any known persons whom they voluntarily decide to trust).
Users can never fully control all the infrastructure they rely upon, and they can never fully trust all the entities who do control it. Therefore, we believe the best solution is not to attempt to make the infrastructure trustworthy, but instead to concentrate on solutions that obviate the need to do so. We believe that many attempts to make the infrastructure appear trustworthy actually provide only the illusion of security and are ultimately a disservice to real users. Since we don’t want to encourage or endorse this, we make our distrust of the infrastructure explicit.

Why do you use GitHub?
Three main reasons:

  1. We distrust the infrastructure, including GitHub (though there are aspects we’re still working on).
  2. It’s free (as in beer). We’d have to spend either time or money to implement a solution ourselves or pay someone to do so, and we can’t spare either one right now.
  3. It has low admin/overhead requirements, which is very important, given how little time we have to spare.
Patrick added a subscriber: 0brand.Jan 3 2019, 1:22 PM
Patrick lowered the priority of this task from Normal to Wishlist.