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re: In an ideal world, decentralization would be the best solution. But as how as you know, GitHub is not a simple Git hosting these days.
 

All of the options I mentioned offer everything github does, and they're all open source too and you can self host them.

I know github isn't just git, but we don't need github to do exactly what we are doing today.

None of the solutions mentioned are decentralized. Git is decentralized but those services are not, even if self hosted. There are very early projects like codeonchain.network/ and others starting out that are.

Different instances of X can replicate between each other, so you're not siloing your development, and by decentralisation I was referring more to the fact that not all open source development has to happen on a single platform.

It's OK if some projects are on GitLab, some on Gitea, and others on Sourcehut.

True decentralisation can be a worthwhile goal down the road, but right now we can solve the problem using the tools we already have.

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