This should be a teachable moment to everyone in software dev as well: imagine it wasn't Facebook, but Microsoft (including Github) instead where everything goes down?

Just ask yourself the question, how many language package managers rely on Github in one form or another?

@johannes no problem for our and other #Gitea users, although we'd love to introduce federation to code hosting soon.

@SrEstegosaurio @codeberg @johannes We applied for a grant for federation, which will lessen the impact of outages.

Imagine they put it down on purpose. Say, a president commands to do so. :blobthinkingeyes:

@johannes and I would not be able to push a commit for 5 hours? 😱

@johannes that would have no impact on me either; I use neither.


pydoc, man, Know Your Offline Documentation, it's not just for airplane or train rides :)


It may be worth doing disaster drills where you try things like turning off the network or power and seeing what happens.

@johannes I was working today and missed the 'fun', but I do recall both goog and ms forgetting to renew domains in the past. I haven't learned yet what fb's problem was or if it still exists as I write this post, b/c I've never used it.

@johannes and the worst that could happen? A free day for a lot of people?

There are good reasons to leave these centralised places but uptime isn't one of them. What you can learn from this is what you'll read in a (hopefully public) postmodern about cause and resolution of the problem.

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