Not getting any coding done because GitHub is down? Why not take the opportunity to check out Codeberg (, Gitea ( or GitLab (

@aral I personally enjoy using someone else's services, because when it's down, then I can blame others for me not doing work. But yes, those are definitely better than Microsoft owned Github.

@aral I already moved from Github to Codeberg 2 weeks ago...

a) Codeberg is not Microsoft
b) Codeberg is a registered association
c) Codeberg is located in Germany/EU
d) Codeberg is active in the #Fediverse as well at @codeberg


@ij @aral @codeberg

Gitea is on here too at @gitea 👍

This is a great advert for indie gits 😃

@gitea @FediFollows @aral @codeberg
Well, I meant: Codeberg is on the Fediverse, but MS not. And hopefully it will stay that way! ;-)

@ij @gitea @FediFollows @aral @codeberg

So what does that mean for users, can I follow my codeberg repo from mastodon ?

@zleap @ij @gitea @aral @codeberg

I don't think the platform itself is connected to the Fediverse.

But I think Gitea is working on federation? And Codeberg uses Gitea? (Not sure if this would link to Fedi though or whether it's just federation of gits)

@samuelroland @FediFollows @zleap @ij @gitea @aral @codeberg @forgefriends @forgefed

Great that you found #forgefriends :D

Even cooler is that an integration with #gitea has already started. Currently @dachary is working on a fork of Gitea and will merge upstream from there.

Can invite anyone - technical, non-technical doesn't matter - to join the community and help the project forward. Every tiny step helps this important initiative :D

@humanetech @FediFollows @zleap @ij @gitea @aral @codeberg @forgefriends @forgefed @dachary

Wow. This is very exciting !! I'm happy that Github was down yesterday haha, because otherwise, I wouldn't have searched on the subject of federation with git. I'm a big fan of GitHub and the possibility to browse millions of open-source projects, but if an open-source and federated alternative exists, I will probably switch !

I will definitely document myself more and follow the progress...

@gitea @FediFollows @ij @aral @codeberg and let's not forget @yunohost - they are not a foundry project themselves, but they make self-hosting of foundries almost trivial:

(by the way, Yunohost, perhaps it is time to move off of GitHub yourselves? :blobcat: )

@aral @codeberg
BTW, here are my repos:

... just some pet scripts (except, but maybe useful for others as well...

@aral gitea refers for its source code to github 😅

@aral does someone know GitPub/ForgeFed specs and if federation is possible in Gitea ??
Does it look promising ? :git: @ij @gitea

thanks for the tip, just signed up to codeberg, and pulled my first repository. looks good! :D😀

@aral @codeberg All 3 above need a extra account (gitea even per instance), raising the burden to contribute or even report issues. They're all part of the problem why #Github, as a central platform is so successfull, not part of the solution. The only service which handles that better is #sourcehut, which allows interaction without creating an account. The only real solution can be federation.

@aral funny, I thought the whole point of using Git is that it's distributed 😉

(Half in jest, but for repos you use heavily having a local mirror is probably a good idea)

@aral or self-host gitea, gogs or the like - it really isn't that hard.

Gitlab is really buggy on mobile and older browsers. Github isn't great, but Gitlab is worse. Gitea (including Codeberg) is best though.

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