[Linux-aus] FOSS-as-a-service

Tim Ansell mithro at mithis.com
Tue Jan 26 01:44:45 AEDT 2016

joeyh (of git-annex fame) created github-backup -
https://github.com/joeyh/github-backup which will take all the stuff on
GitHub which isn't *normally* stored in your git repo and puts it there.

github-backup is a simple tool you run in a git repository you cloned from
> GitHub. It backs up everything GitHub publishes about the repository,
> including branches, tags, other forks, issues, comments, wikis, milestones,
> pull requests, watchers, and stars.

Sadly it is written in haskell which makes hacking on it quite hard unless
you are already into haskell. It does seem to work pretty well if you don't
want to know how the sausage is made.

Tim 'mithro' Ansell

On 21 January 2016 at 12:46, Michael Van Delft <michael at hybr.id.au> wrote:

> A couple of though I'd like to add:
> 1) While GitHub can't lock your code down, because git is distributed. The
> lock in for me (and I suspect many others) is the ability to create issues,
> discuss them and mark commits as relating to or closing issues. It's not
> the repository that's locked down, but the management tools around it. I
> believe it is possible to export GitHub's issue tracker data.
> 2) While I trust a community organisation like LA more than I trust a for
> profit organisation like GitHub. LA hosting GitLab (which I support by the
> way) it's still a somewhat centralized system and very similar to GitHub,
> it's just changing who controls the servers.
> I love the idea of a github-on-bittorrent protocol though, that seems far
> more decentralized to me.
> --
> Michael
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