[rescue] Has freshmeat.net disappeared forever? WAS:::Re: What to do with the SS20

Richard legalize at xmission.com
Tue Jun 24 19:51:57 CDT 2014

In article <CAMWmbrhfuaM6eLZ183fijesv_2A_3ic69GTfEpxFaZCu5X=XuA at mail.gmail.com>,
    Andrew Hoerter <amh at POBOX.COM> writes:

> On 6/24/14, Richard <legalize at xmission.com> wrote:
> > Basically, everyone doing new stuff puts it on github and many people
> > (like me) are migrating to github.
> Unfortunately, many of those people (not necessarily you) aren't
> stopping to consider the risks of making a single proprietary service
> into the center of gravity for the open source world.

comp.sources archives are still around.

sourceforge (GACK!) is still around.

codeplex is still around.

Anyone can clone the repository as a backup.

Distributed version control eliminates the idea of the "central
server" and creates massive redundancy across the globe (if anyone
uses your project in real life).
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