curious: why use own hosting rather than github?

Robert Kosten password-store at
Thu May 21 10:07:31 CEST 2020

Another vote from the side-lines:
Stay away from github and other services that offer proprietary
"extensions" to git. I hear git-format-patch works rather well with
mailing lists ;-)

If using a mailing list is a real hurdle for someone (And I perfectly
understand that it can be; I feel at least a shadow of that when
projects insist on handling everything via IRC or, worse, Slack) maybe
working on software that handles _secrets_ is not their forte.

I for one am _very_ happy with the calmer, less "social" style this
project has.

(who is obviously a 40-ish bearded *NIX guy that is perfectly happy
running his own infrastructure and thus probably has correspondingly
skewed ideas of development)

On 21.05.20 09:12, Christian Weiss wrote:
> Just for the record:
> I vote for github.
> You simply missed all opportunities to make me involved in issues,
> pull requests and discussions.
> Not having password-store on github has raise the hurdle that high,
> that i never contributed / participated for the last years.
> If you think github will eventually close someday in the future then,
> why not deal with that when that point in time is here. Solving a not
> yet existing issue is like not following the YAGNI principle. Git is
> decentralized so you always have a backup - and backuping
> issues/discussions should not be a problem.
> After having enough pain with one issue i joined the mailing list.
> But having this mailing list now for some month makes me so frustrated
> and feels so as being in the 80's that i now leave this f**ing mailing
> list.
> You lost me. I will rejoin when you are on github. Please reconsider
> the user experience of your community. I guess some of them got used
> to it, but i doubed that they are happy.
> Best regards
> Christian
> On 30.03.20 10:43, J Rt wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> I am curious about why a self-hosting rather than github hosting
>> solution was chosen for this project. Is it offering better safety /
>> is this legacy / is it a way to keep too poor devs away? ^^ .
>> Cheers,
>> JR

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