curious: why use own hosting rather than github?

John Franklin franklin at
Tue May 26 07:39:04 CEST 2020

On Mon, May 25, 2020 at 4:49 PM, Sandro Santilli <strk at> wrote:
> On Fri, May 22, 2020 at 11:06:08AM +0200, Ondřej Synáček wrote:
>>  Yes it is interesting conversation indeed. The point made about
>>  non-technical users not able to report bugs is a good one, although 
>> I still
>>  think that can be solved by email as well (just a regular form and 
>> the
>>  contents could get posted to this mailing list or different one).
>>  If people here are against proprietary Github, why not just use 
>> self-hosted
>>  Gitlab solution? Personally I prefer Gitlab over GH but both are 
>> good.
> For self-hosted, I'd recommend
> Very easy to deploy, very similar to github as UI, does support
> OpenID-2.0 authentication as well as GitHub or GitLab
> authentication...
> --strk;

It's hard to support Gitea when they don't eat their own dog food.  The 
source code for it lives on GitHub, not their own Gitea instance. :(

John Franklin
franklin at

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