Ownership of GitHub by Microsoft - risk assessment


#1

Currently the whole project and all ancillary projects are hosted on GitHub, the proverbial eggs all in one basket scenario. This is something we should consider even without the change of ownership.

Should we consider mirroring to GitLab?
Or is the sky never falling?


#2

At this point, “least concern”. Being a distributed VCS to start with, moving Git projects around is easy.

The biggest concern is the issue database, and what to do about that if moving or renaming the project. There is an importer for GitLab:

https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/user/project/import/github.html


#3

I think we should test this and do a test import which we can then delete.
Never testing backup procedures is never a good idea.


#4

Instead of deleting it, just keep it private. Might as well have a backup.