Rumor on The Register is that GitLab is going to start deleting inactive repos on free accounts in order to save on hosting costs: https://www.theregister.com/2022/08/04/gitlab_data_retention_policy/
Which, if true, is one of the stupidest possible things they could plausibly do.
@varx this is how you get people to write bots that periodically `git commit --allow-empty && git push`
@varx I almost feel like starting a betting pool on time until there's a supply chain outage or attack based on this. Current house odds favorite is at least one reasonably well known Golang repo build breaks same day the first repos are deleted on Gitlab.
@varx one of the REMAINING stupidest possible things they could do. They already ticked the box next to “sell to an anti-open-source behemoth”
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