curious: why use own hosting rather than github?

J Rt jean.rblt at
Fri May 22 11:03:27 CEST 2020

I agree with you, and I suppose most of this discussion is becoming an
interesting pros and cons weighting of different approaches :) I
definitely think that everything is a question of tradeoffs, and the
point made by 'pro github' participants here is that it is quite
likely that github is de facto the dominant platform / way /
methodology used in the open source world, with most users familiar to
it, and that, therefore, having a github workflow may be the best way
to engage a large(r) community. But I agree that it also comes with
its downsides, to be weighted against the benefits it could bring.

On Fri, May 22, 2020 at 10:57 AM Erazem Kokot <contact at> wrote:
> > This is true, but at the same time, this is 'yet another method to
> > learn', while nowadays a vast group of users are quite proficient and
> > used to github and similar. Using something a la github would take
> > away some entry barrier for most user IMO.
> Although I understand what you mean, I don't think just because new
> users want the contributing process to be similar to what they already
> know, that projects would have to change their workflow to suit such
> users. This is not a great way to learn for the user and pretty
> pointless for the project, since if for example using Sourcehut or
> Gitlab, users could still use the same argument of comfort with Github
> to try and move the project to Github.
> Projects shouldn't be forced to change their workflow to suit a small
> minority of the contributors or possible future contributors.
> If you were maintaining a project on Github, you wouldn't want users
> submitting pull requests over email, so why would it be any better the
> other way around.

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