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commit 9a5a8bf8a78051cd0deeed35eef126224482ae96
parent 648d4b40872f8bb59bd01333af6264fb7265d025
Author: Alyssa Rosenzweig <alyssa@rosenzweig.io>
Date:   Sun,  2 Apr 2017 16:59:45 -0700

Remove Github and Gitlab pages

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www/git.md | 2--
www/github.md | 62--------------------------------------------------------------
www/gitlab.md | 55-------------------------------------------------------
www/lists.md | 2+-
4 files changed, 1 insertion(+), 120 deletions(-)

diff --git a/www/git.md b/www/git.md @@ -150,5 +150,3 @@ We generally recommend self-hosting (first option in the list above). Git is a *decentralized* (distributed) version control system. However, not everyone can afford to do this, so using one of the other providers on the list above is also acceptable. - -We do not endorse [GitHub](github.md) or [GitLab](gitlab.md). diff --git a/www/github.md b/www/github.md @@ -1,62 +0,0 @@ ---- -title: Github -... - -Please do not use GitHub to host libreboot. Libreboot is a free software -project, so this is only a request, and not a restriction on the -software. - -[Back to the Git page](git.md) - -What's wrong with GitHub? --------------------------- - -- GitHub itself is proprietary software (for - [business](http://tom.preston-werner.com/2011/11/22/open-source-everything.html)) -- GitHub serves non-free JavaScript code to its users -- Tim (GitHub CEO) really likes to talk about freedom, but makes the - following claims about the GPLv2/3: - -> ...The GPL is not focused on freedom. It's too long. Too many -> restrictions. -- Tom Preston-Werner OSCON2013 - -or how about: - -> Notice that everything we keep closed has specific business value that -> could be compromised by giving it away to our competitors. -- source: -> Tom Preston-Werner's -> [blog](http://tom.preston-werner.com/2011/11/22/open-source-everything.html) - -GitHub simply uses Free Software for its own benefit, releasing source -code under a free license only when suited to it's business goals; they -are quite happy to violate the rights of their users, for profit. - -By contrast, the libreboot project adheres strictly to the goals of the -Free Software movement, which seeks to eliminate proprietary software to -the point where all software is free. - -The opinions expressed by Tom Preston-Werner of GitHub are incompatible -with those of the libreboot project. Users and developers of *[free -software](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_software)* are strongly -advised not to use GitHub, for any of their projects. - -Where should I host and share my code? --------------------------------------- - -[Read this section on the libreboot website](../git/#githosting) for a -list of recommended Git hosting providers. - -### References: - -\[[1](http://tom.preston-werner.com/2011/11/22/open-source-everything.html)\] -*Open Source (Almost)* - -http://tom.preston-werner.com/2011/11/22/open-source-everything.html - -\[[2](https://github.com/github/choosealicense.com/pull/177)\] *Choose A -License GPL patch* - -https://github.com/github/choosealicense.com/pull/177 - -\[[3](http://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/gnu-linux-libre/2014-08/msg00013.html)\] -*linux-libre choosealicense issue* - -http://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/gnu-linux-libre/2014-08/msg00013.html - diff --git a/www/gitlab.md b/www/gitlab.md @@ -1,55 +0,0 @@ ---- -title: Gitlab -... - -Please do not use GitLab to host libreboot. Libreboot is a free software -project, so this is only a request, and not a restriction on the -software. - -[Back to the Git page](git.md) - -What's wrong with GitLab? --------------------------- - -- GitLab itself is proprietary software. There is a *community - edition* but this is only used as a source of cheap labour for - GitLab to prop up its proprietary version, which it sells for - profit. In fact, the [Enterprise Edition used to be Free software, - until early - 2014](https://web.archive.org/web/20141215225437/https://about.gitlab.com/2014/02/11/gitlab-ee-license-change/). - What else will they make proprietary? Perhaps one day they will drop - the community edition? -- GitLab requires a - [CLA](https://web.archive.org/web/20150405153359/https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/commits/master/doc/legal/individual_contributor_license_agreement.md) - for all contributions to the community edition. - What this means is that they want you to use their permissive - (non-copyleft) license, so that they can make your work proprietary - as part of the enterprise edition. -- The GitLab CEO (Sytse Sijbrandij) really likes to talk about - freedom, but in reality that person's opinion is the same as the - [GitHub](github.md) CEO. -- Monopolistic practises. For instance, GitLab bought - [Gitorious](https://web.archive.org/web/20150905091808/https://about.gitlab.com/2015/03/03/gitlab-acquires-gitorious/) - just to asset strip it. Gitorious was the go-to Git hosting provider for - Free Software developers, and Gitorious was released under AGPLv3 which - meant that it truly safeguarded user freedom. GitLab killed it. - -GitLab simply uses Free Software for its own benefit, releasing source code -under a free license only when suited to its business goals; they are quite -happy to violate the rights of their users, for profit. - -By contrast, the libreboot project adheres strictly to the goals of the Free -Software movement, which seeks to eliminate proprietary software to the point -where all software is free. - -The opinions expressed by the CEO of GitLab (not to mention, the actions of -GitLab BV) are incompatible with those of the libreboot project. Users and -developers of *[free software](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_software)* -are strongly advised not to use GitLab, for any of their projects. - -Where should I host and share my code? --------------------------------------- - -[Read this section on the libreboot website](../git/#githosting) for a list of -recommended Git hosting providers. - diff --git a/www/lists.md b/www/lists.md @@ -8,7 +8,7 @@ initially contemplating hosting our own mailing lists, but then we realized that we could simply use the bug tracker on the [NotABug](https://notabug.org/vimuser/) page for the libreboot project. This uses NotABug's modified version of Gogs, which is a free -[GitHub](github.md) replacement, and it also has pull requests. Bug +GitHub replacement, and it also has pull requests. Bug reports and development discussions plus accepting patches is what we were using the old mailing lists for, but NotABug's bug tracker and pull request feature is far more efficient for this purpose.