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There's reasons to avoid using GitHub, and GitLab is a decent alternative, so it should be supported as well.

Example: https://gitlab.com/slikts/sanic

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Why would I want to avoid github?

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It being owned by Microsoft is one reason; GitLab being a better open-source citizen is another.

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slikts wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 7:35 pm
It being owned by Microsoft is one reason; GitLab being a better open-source citizen is another.
Please spell it out for us. Why is the fact that GitHub is owned by Microsoft a reason to avoid GitHub?

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Microsoft being a convicted monopolist should be enough.

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slikts wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 8:50 pm
Microsoft being a convicted monopolist should be enough.
Oh, the case from...19 years ago? :lol:

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Setting back the field of computing by anti-competitive practices should be enough for reasonable distaste of a company, and it's just an example of why Microsoft could be avoided anyway.

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I agree, Gitlab support would be very nice.

The main reason I use Gitlab is because they allow for bigger free repositories, and the server is actually open-source as well. Github has good support for open source project, but their server code isn't open-source, which feels disingenuous. On top of that, many developers such as myself, use Gitlab at work (because we can self-host it thanks to it's open-source nature), so I am more familiar with it and thus host most of my (new) projects there.

To extend on this, why not simply support any version control system? Why limit the "source" url to only github, why not make it a generic url? That way people who don't use version control can still link to (for instance) a forum post where they have their source as a download.

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GitHub has really really shitty policies.
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+1 for gitlab support, although any arbitrary git support would be even nicer since git is decentralised by nature (despite MSFT/github trying to make it not), and some selfhost their git or use platforms such as codeberg or Framagit (which I use)

As TheOddler said, it could even be a generic URL to accommodate for SVN or some other solution users

No real reason to limit it to one (highly monopolistic) platform imo
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