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Federated code hosting

Are you interested in federated code hosting? This term means a site like GitHub, GitLab, Gogs or Gitea - but instead of all servers being an individual part of the web, they talk to each other just like servers in the Fediverse.  Imagine being able to open issues, make pull requests and engage in discussion, to any other repository from your own personal code hosting  server?

Approximately one year ago Microsoft bought GitHub, causing a reaction within the FOSS community and kicking off something that become a group of people discussing formalizing a specification for federated code hosting platforms. This specification work ended up with the name ForgeFed and is currently developed by the Peers community. The end result will be a set of extensions on top of ActivityPub that allows any code hosting platform to federate with any other code hosting platform.

ForgeFed is using the brand new Feneas forum for discussing various spec items. Everybody is welcome to  participate, though especially good would be to get people from the various code hosting platforms involved to give their thoughts about what they would be happy to implement.

Join the discussion here: https://talk.feneas.org/c/forgefed

The ForgeFed repository for the specification is hosted at notabug.

Jason Robinson

Jason Robinson

President of the committee. Open source advocate, Pythonista and Djangonaut. Federated social web hacker.

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