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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? [1]
> 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
software firmware?

>> 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)