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Why Decentralization Matters1


So the news over the weekend is that Microsoft is buying GitHub. Many companies and developers are thinking “do I want my source code hosted on a service owned by Microsoft?” Fortunately, the protocol that GitHub is built on, Git, is open source and there are other Git hosts, like GitLab. There are also a number of proprietary Git solutions offered by companies like Atlassian and BitBucket. Moving your source code repositories from GitHub to GitLab or somewhere else is not a simple thing, but it can be done. Kind of like moving your email from Outlook to Gmail. Lock-in is a bitch. And everyone who has ever been locked into a shitty piece of software over the years knows, there is often no easy way out. Software built on decentralized protocols offers a different and better way. You can move your data out if you don’t like where things are going. And that is what some developers are doing right now with GitHub. https://avc.com/2018/06/why-decentralization-matters-2/

Why Decentralization Matters1


So the news over the weekend is that Microsoft is buying GitHub. Many companies and developers are thinking “do I want my source code hosted on a service owned by Microsoft?” Fortunately, the protocol that GitHub is built on, Git, is open source and there are other Git hosts, like GitLab. There are also a number of proprietary Git solutions offered by companies like Atlassian and BitBucket. Moving your source code repositories from GitHub to GitLab or somewhere else is not a simple thing, but it can be done. Kind of like moving your email from Outlook to Gmail. Lock-in is a bitch. And everyone who has ever been locked into a shitty piece of software over the years knows, there is often no easy way out. Software built on decentralized protocols offers a different and better way. You can move your data out if you don’t like where things are going. And that is what some developers are doing right now with GitHub. https://avc.com/2018/06/why-decentralization-matters-2/

Why Decentralization Matters1


So the news over the weekend is that Microsoft is buying GitHub. Many companies and developers are thinking “do I want my source code hosted on a service owned by Microsoft?” Fortunately, the protocol that GitHub is built on, Git, is open source and there are other Git hosts, like GitLab. There are also a number of proprietary Git solutions offered by companies like Atlassian and BitBucket. Moving your source code repositories from GitHub to GitLab or somewhere else is not a simple thing, but it can be done. Kind of like moving your email from Outlook to Gmail. Lock-in is a bitch. And everyone who has ever been locked into a shitty piece of software over the years knows, there is often no easy way out. Software built on decentralized protocols offers a different and better way. You can move your data out if you don’t like where things are going. And that is what some developers are doing right now with GitHub. https://avc.com/2018/06/why-decentralization-matters-2/

Why Decentralization Matters1


So the news over the weekend is that Microsoft is buying GitHub. Many companies and developers are thinking “do I want my source code hosted on a service owned by Microsoft?” Fortunately, the protocol that GitHub is built on, Git, is open source and there are other Git hosts, like GitLab. There are also a number of proprietary Git solutions offered by companies like Atlassian and BitBucket. Moving your source code repositories from GitHub to GitLab or somewhere else is not a simple thing, but it can be done. Kind of like moving your email from Outlook to Gmail. Lock-in is a bitch. And everyone who has ever been locked into a shitty piece of software over the years knows, there is often no easy way out. Software built on decentralized protocols offers a different and better way. You can move your data out if you don’t like where things are going. And that is what some developers are doing right now with GitHub. https://avc.com/2018/06/why-decentralization-matters-2/

Why Decentralization Matters1


So the news over the weekend is that Microsoft is buying GitHub. Many companies and developers are thinking “do I want my source code hosted on a service owned by Microsoft?” Fortunately, the protocol that GitHub is built on, Git, is open source and there are other Git hosts, like GitLab. There are also a number of proprietary Git solutions offered by companies like Atlassian and BitBucket. Moving your source code repositories from GitHub to GitLab or somewhere else is not a simple thing, but it can be done. Kind of like moving your email from Outlook to Gmail. Lock-in is a bitch. And everyone who has ever been locked into a shitty piece of software over the years knows, there is often no easy way out. Software built on decentralized protocols offers a different and better way. You can move your data out if you don’t like where things are going. And that is what some developers are doing right now with GitHub. https://avc.com/2018/06/why-decentralization-matters-2/