Federated GitLab? Yes, please…
I run my own GitLab. You run your own GitLab. Your GitLab sends my GitLab a pull request.
How cool would that be?
If you’d like to see that, take a moment to upvote issue #4013: https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/issues/4013
@aral Fossil (https://www.fossil-scm.org/index.html/doc/trunk/www/index.wiki) already does this.
I see this as a nice-to-have gimmick. There are much more needed features and improvements, federation requires a lot of work and it isn't really useful.
What I really want is a GitLab fork which would be how Nextcloud is to OwnCloud. GitLab is awesome, "open core" sucks.
@Michcioperz @gabriele Maybe, but it also works, just like Mastodon. Was just thinking about the number of apps built on RoR that are fit for purpose (Basecamp also comes to mind). Something to be said about keeping your focus on the problem your tool solves (instead of the tech itself) and not prematurely optimising things.
@gabriele @aral I agree in general, that a complete Free Software solution would be preferable. But I see on difference compared to ownCloud. GitLab is MIT licensed, as such it doesn't create a monopoly but everyone could do what the GitLab Inc. does. This doesn't make it perfect but better. For me another important test is, what would GitLab Inc. do if someone would contribute a enterprise feature to the community version? Would they accept it or refuse it?