Re: salsa.debian.org maintenance (GitLab 11.1.4 upgrade, external storage migration)
- Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2018 11:17:38 +0200
- From: Thomas Goirand <zigo@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: salsa.debian.org maintenance (GitLab 11.1.4 upgrade, external storage migration)
On 08/13/2018 05:50 PM, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On Aug 13, Jonas Meurer <jonas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> To be honest, I don't like the idea of making our infrastructure as a
>> project rely on closed and proprietary systems like Google Cloud. Isn't
>> it important to us as a project anymore to run our infrastructure on
>> free software and under our own control? 
> Sure. Do you have the source for the firmwares of all your hard disks?
Well, that's an issue as well, but in such case, we don't have a choice.
Unless ... do you know any hard disk manufacturer that are shipping free
>> Github and to make us independent from proprietary solutions. If we now
>> start moving the salsa storage to a proprietary cloud solution, this
>> leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
> We can still easily move that data to a different free as in freedom
> cloud solution if needed, it would just be much more expensive because
> then I expect that we would actually have to pay for these resources.
I don't think we even tried. I'm convinced that many OpenStack providers
would happily sponsor Debian. There's 18 providers listed on the
OpenStack market place.
Also, numerous times, I offered my help in setting-up an IaaS for
Debian, but it doesn't seem like anyone is interested. I also offered my
help for maintaining Salsa by the way.
Thomas Goirand (zigo)