OpenWrt and GitHub vs. Gitlab

Trent Robbins robbintt at
Wed Jun 9 13:52:04 PDT 2021

Gitlab offers free open source:


On Wed, Jun 9, 2021 at 1:40 PM Baptiste Jonglez
<baptiste at> wrote:
> Hi,
> On 05-06-21, Paul Spooren wrote:
> > tl;dr: Use GitHub issues instead Flyspray? Use with some CI? Do
> > nothing?
> I'm against moving bugs to github, that would effectively lock us there.
> I think we should definitely move to a gitlab instance that we can trust,
> i.e. that is durable and well-managed, even if we have to pay for that.
> In fact, for such a critical piece of infrastructure, I would argue we
> *have* to pay for that service to make sure it's durable.  It means
> finding "somebody" that would:
> - perform regular upgrades (for security and to keep things up-to-date)
> - setup working backups
> - setup appropriate monitoring to detect issues (disk space exhaustion,
>   email delivery issues, outages...)
> - react quickly in case of outage or when we encounter issues
> In other words: a professional sysadmin that would make sure that things
> always work, and that would leave us more time to do OpenWrt stuff.
> I can ask around to friends that provide this kind of professional managed
> services (not sure if they do Gitlab though).  There may be free software
> organizations or individuals that specialize in providing this kind of
> services for free software projects (like sourcehut or ozlab for
> patchwork), but I'm not aware of any for Gitlab.
> Baptiste
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