[CentOS-devel] moving from gitorious

Jeroen de Neef

jeroen52 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 7 13:46:16 UTC 2015

Sorry for saying profitable, I mean sustainable.

2015-03-07 14:41 GMT+01:00 Jeroen de Neef <jeroen52 at gmail.com>:

> On the GitLab blog it was stated that Gitorious wasn't profitable anymore.
> Rolf Bjaanes, Gitorious CEO, gives some background on the reasons for the
>> acquisition: “At Gitorious we saw more and more organizations adopting
>> GitLab. Due to decreased income from on-premises customers, running the
>> free Gitorious.org was no longer sustainable. GitLab was solving the same
>> problem that we were, but was solving it better.”
>> “This acquisition will accelerate the growth of GitLab. With more than
>> 100,000 organizations using it, it is already the most used on-premise
>> solution for Git repository management, and bringing Gitorious into the
>> fold will significantly increase that footprint.” says Sytse Sijbrandij,
>> GitLab CEO.
>> Starting today, Gitorious.org users can import their existing projects
>> into GitLab.com by clicking the “Import projects from Gitorious.org” link
>> when creating a new project. Gitorious.org will stay online until the end
>> of May 2015 to give people time to migrate their repositories. Existing
>> users of Gitorious on-premises can contact sales at gitlab.com for more
>> information.
> https://about.gitlab.com/2015/03/03/gitlab-acquires-gitorious/
> GitLab can be hosted on-premises using their free and open source
> Community Edition.
> 2015-03-07 9:38 GMT+01:00 Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>:
>> On 03/06/2015 10:03 PM, Jason Brooks wrote:
>> >> Should we be more explicitly considering gitlab.com then? There's
>> >> a conversion path from gitorious.
>> One thing that leaves a sour taste is that its the gitlab folks causing
>> gitorious.org to shut down - it looks clearly like a move to consolidate
>> a competitive resource.
>> Does gitlab.com give us anything more than git.centos.org ? If not, we
>> might as well go where the users are.
>> --
>> Karanbir Singh
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