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re: GitHub is a symbol for Microsoft buying developers 🙈

This. I've always considered github to be the necessary evil, and I registered because I wanted to contribute to one project hosted there. That was years before Microsoft bought them out. I mirror all of my repositories to other places to ensure I'll keep them even if Microsoft decides to ban me. I put all places where I host my code on my CV just to be safe.

If you care about your code, make sure you host it on multiple sites to have backups to fall on. This is backup 101 stuff, you want to have multiple redundant offline backups, so that you won't lose anything if some place burns down or something else happens to it. It doesn't matter whether it's a screw up on the part of some operator, or politics in the country where the hosting provider is based in.

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