Follow It's nonfree and completely controlled by Microsoft
It isn't even really a git forge. It extends git and uses social engineering in such a way that it practically prevents people from leaving, and it makes people feel as though they must have an account to interact with developers. It's just another antisocial media platform.

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@cobra @nougcat github and gitlab do provide significant additional functionality over bare git, unfortunately.

@cobra @nougcat There is a tool for making issues part of git, which then makes issues portable when changing forges. I don’t recall the name of it but that’s possibly the answer to the question in the blog “Download the issue tracker (not the data, the service)?” Although it seems like a bad question. It’s the data you need to port not the service. /cc @hacknorris

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