I’ve set up a GitLab instance at git.cth451.me for now. Read the sign-in page on the instance to request read-write access.
The Long Part
So Microsoft just bought GitHub *cough*. Although I personally own a Surface Pro 3 tablet, I went through hell a few years ago setting up a feasible dual-boot with Linux (and later tri-booting with Android). I’m not a big fan of Microsoft, but I’ll continue to use GitHub until any of the following happens:
- A new isolated “GitHub for China” appears and is offloaded to a native Chinese company.
Reason: After Microsoft acquired Mojang, they cooperated with NetEase and forced mobile users to switch to the “Chinese version” with incompatible APIs targeted at extra DLCs.
- Any of the proxy software is removed “due to regulations”.
- Microsoft decides to remove a free software for their own interests.
Reason: GitHub has long been somehow neutral among the tech giants, but it might be hard to remain so in the near future. I would not blame GitHub if that ever happens, but people will flee.
So far, the GitLab instance will be my depot for private repositories (per request from professors), but I might eventually keep my stuff safe on my own site.