#Gitea is joining the fediverse 🎉 We can now announce we've been accepted into the #NLnet funding round that we applied to. nlnet.nl/project/Gitea/

Thank you to @NGIZero @dachary @forgefriends and so many others for getting us to this point.

We are very much looking forward to many wonderful things that federation within forges can support.

@gitea @NGIZero @dachary @forgefriends Cool! Looking forward for that :)

Are there any thoughts about changing to a more sustainable licence like the ? With federation this gets especially important. The MIT licence makes 'embrace, extend, extinguish' extremely easy: Company X creates a proprietary Gitea fork, federates with the existing instances, makes significant improvements/offers to lure people into their product. Changing to their instance is smooth thanks to federation.

@t0k @gitea @NGIZero @forgefriends the forgefriends codebase is published under #AGPL. It would make sense to me that #Gitea is published under #AGPL but that's a different discussion that needs to happen with the maintainers.

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@dachary @gitea @NGIZero @forgefriends Nice :) Yes, I agree, this involves the team. Unfortunately I don't know them and their motivations. But as a user I'd welcome the AGPL because it's like a promise of good intentions :)

Also it seems quite a successful approach when looking at the fediverse and projects like Nextcloud. People start appreciating the guarantee that they won't be trapped with a change towards a proprietary licence.

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