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#40 Get a prominent OSS project on Codeberg

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opened 1 month ago by hjacobs · 11 comments
hjacobs commented 1 month ago

One strategy for growth would be to contact maintainers of some prominent “lighthouse” FOSS project and get them to migrate to Codeberg. This would increase Codeberg’s visibility and adoption.

One strategy for growth would be to contact maintainers of some prominent "lighthouse" FOSS project and get them to migrate to Codeberg. This would increase Codeberg's visibility and adoption.
hjacobs commented 1 month ago
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Maybe someone already knows a project maintainer potentially interested in migrating to a community code platform (Codeberg)? We could also brainstorm about FLOSS-friendly projects to contact here.

Maybe someone already knows a project maintainer potentially interested in migrating to a community code platform (Codeberg)? We could also brainstorm about FLOSS-friendly projects to contact here.
ashimokawa commented 1 month ago
Owner

@hjacobs I totally agree that this would help.

Unfortunately migrating is quite hard, since issues and pull requests cannot be migrated easily. Lunny from gitea is working on this and it is making great progress. Once this is merged it might be easier to convince someone. I will also migrate the rest of my github stuff by then.

https://github.com/go-gitea/gitea/pull/6290

About brainstorming who we could win for Codeberg, I think f-droid as a top project would be really great to have. At it would be a perfect match.

@hjacobs I totally agree that this would help. Unfortunately migrating is quite hard, since issues and pull requests cannot be migrated easily. Lunny from gitea is working on this and it is making great progress. Once this is merged it might be easier to convince someone. I will also migrate the rest of my github stuff by then. https://github.com/go-gitea/gitea/pull/6290 About brainstorming who we could win for Codeberg, I think f-droid as a top project would be really great to have. At it would be a perfect match.
ashimokawa commented 1 month ago
Owner

Another thought: A new project that starts on Codeberg might be as valuable as a project that migrates from github. Everything starts somewhere and small projects can become lighthouse projects ;)

Another thought: A new project that starts on Codeberg might be as valuable as a project that migrates from github. Everything starts somewhere and small projects can become lighthouse projects ;)
jdoubleu commented 1 month ago

You might also consider: A larger OSS project requires a good infrastructure, as many users rely on forking the project or downloading artifacts, etc.

You might also consider: A larger OSS project requires a good infrastructure, as many users rely on forking the project or downloading artifacts, etc.
hw commented 1 month ago
Owner

@jdoubleu : yeah, it’s a circular dependencies we need to resolve in iterations. Steady and patient evolution, organic growth is definitely more appealing than getting “slashdotted”.

@jdoubleu : yeah, it's a circular dependencies we need to resolve in iterations. Steady and patient evolution, organic growth is definitely more appealing than getting "slashdotted".
hw commented 1 month ago
Owner

@hjacobs @jdoubleu : thinking about it and looking at the current stats, it seems there is currently plenty headroom before we would see problems arising at the horizon.

@hjacobs @jdoubleu : thinking about it and looking at the current stats, it seems there is currently plenty headroom before we would see problems arising at the horizon.
Hocuri commented 6 days ago

Well, maybe Gitea itself? :wink: Would kind of make sense for them not to use GitHub, if they are developing an alternative.

https://github.com/go-gitea/gitea/pull/6290

This is merged, but I could not find an option to “clone” a project from another service.

Well, maybe Gitea itself? :wink: Would kind of make sense for them not to use GitHub, if they are developing an alternative. > https://github.com/go-gitea/gitea/pull/6290 This is merged, but I could not find an option to "clone" a project from another service.
ashimokawa commented 6 days ago
Owner

@Hocuri

Gitea would be welcome, but they plan to host themselves on their own site, not Codeberg, I think.

https://github.com/go-gitea/gitea/pull/6290

is merged in master and will be in gitea 1.9.0. Codeberg is running the stable gitea 1.8 branch, and we will switch to 1.9.0 as soon as it is released.

Meanwhile you can test the master branch on https://codeberg-test.org, but beware that we will wipe all some time. It is good enough to test the new github migration you mentioned though.

@Hocuri Gitea would be welcome, but they plan to host themselves on their own site, not Codeberg, I think. https://github.com/go-gitea/gitea/pull/6290 is merged in master and will be in gitea 1.9.0. Codeberg is running the stable gitea 1.8 branch, and we will switch to 1.9.0 as soon as it is released. Meanwhile you can test the master branch on https://codeberg-test.org, but beware that we will wipe all some time. It is good enough to test the new github migration you mentioned though.
hw commented 6 days ago
Owner

@Hocuri: Yes, please test this branch thoroughly and report all issues, we’d like to deploy this as soon as soon as it is sufficiently tested!

@Hocuri: Yes, please test this branch thoroughly and report all issues, we'd like to deploy this as soon as soon as it is sufficiently tested!
Hocuri commented 5 days ago

Oh, it only works for GitHub, and F-Droid is on GitLab, just as my own project SuperFreezZ :frowning:

Oh, it only works for GitHub, and F-Droid is on GitLab, just as my own project SuperFreezZ :frowning:
hw commented 5 days ago
Owner

Yeah, unfortunately true federation and data portability is still science fiction, it seems. But there is some progress at least, albeit slow.

The lock-in of commercial platforms due to less-than frictionless data portability and strong network effects was actually the main reasons for founding Codeberg e.V.

Yeah, unfortunately true federation and data portability is still science fiction, it seems. But there is some progress at least, albeit slow. The lock-in of commercial platforms due to less-than frictionless data portability and strong network effects was actually the main reasons for founding Codeberg e.V.
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