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No Karen, not everything needs to be on GitHub

January 21, 2021
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This blog might trigger some people. But somebody out there needs to hear it, so here it is. Why don't projects like the linux kernel and GNU/Emacs use GitHub for development? Isn't it more convenient that whatever they're using? Around 2018 I stopped using GitHub for software development for the same reasons those people are not ready to move to GitHub. Since then I've been using GitLab primarily. But ever since registration forms of various hackathons and conferences stopped asking for a link to a place where my projects are hosted and instead started asking for a GitHub username I started to mirror my repos from GitLab to GitHub.