#GitLab good-news follow-up:
> Biz U-turns, unbans office political chat, will vet customers
There's a line somewhere and we may just draw it
Revised policies "allow GitLab to shun customers that engage in unlawful behavior, threaten or disparage the GitLab community, and encourage violence or discrimination against legally protected groups. Political discussions are no longer banned by fiat but are politely discouraged to avoid unnecessary friction."
@dredmorbius we're gonna run out of online services.
@polychrome You say that like it's a BAD thing!!!
@dredmorbius Just self host and we all should be fine. ForgeFed is also working to make this better.
"The second they apply for liability protection by incorporating, they're dirty."
Or maybe, they are just trying to survive. It's often the case that assholes use the "Justice system" as a tool to beat down others for political reasons or just to raid their pocketbooks. The lawsuits against gun manufacturers is an example.
@dredmorbius Once again, I am glad I don't use a product that people kept telling me to use and didn't want to see problems with.
BTW, If you're looking for a substitute, I can very much recommend hosting your own #gitea instance.
Unlike GitLab, it comes *without* memory leaks that are worked around rather than fixed. :P
So, I converted my public facing instance to Gitea.
I might consider putting up a public instance for folks if this keeps up, along with instructions on how to keep one locally for your own development.
But seriously - do give it a try. It's excellent, and takes nowhere near the resources gitlab did.
@olm See links.
@dredmorbius self host gogs on a raspberry pi
@dredmorbius I found GOGS pleasant enough to work with, fwiw.
@robert Thanks for the suggestion, looks interesting!
@joeyh Shock! Horror! Film at 11!
(Yes, pretty disappointing discussion.)
Generalistic and moderated instance.