curious: why use own hosting rather than github?

Rune Juhl Jacobsen rune at
Mon Mar 30 14:44:52 CEST 2020

I understand the points about ease of access, but Github doesn't store
metadata in the repo itself, so users without access to Github won't
have access to discussions on issues or pull requests.

Because Github operates under USA law it means that users in some
countries are unable to participate due to embargoes/politics.

Simply having an official Github repo for password-store would mean that
a lot of the discussions that take place on mailing lists would move
there, no matter how much you might try to dissuade contributers from
using Github for discussions and try to convince them to use the mailing


J Rt <jean.rblt at> writes:

> I also would tend to believe that using github makes it much easier
> for people to report bugs (issues), propose patches (pull requests),
> to some measure browse the code, automate tests, etc.
> On Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 12:23 PM Jens Tröger
> <jens.troeger at> wrote:
>> The beauty of Git in general is that you always have a copy of the repo
>> locally (provided it’s up to date) so that even if the remote hosting
>> site disappears you can start fresh easily.
>> So, I personally wouldn’t be too worried about Github disappearing. And
>> it does have the advantage of a huge existing community…
>> Didum,
>> Jens
>> On Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 12:15:39PM +0200, Christian Struck wrote:
>> > It's called decentralization.
>> >
>> > The question is why github.
>> > You never know when Microsoft decides to shutdown github or the us
>> > government. So why should everything be on github?.
>> --
>> Jens Tröger

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