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Old 01-07-2022, 12:01 PM   #1
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Github: has anyones pdf files been deleted from there?


i used 50-80ish € on perl books and posted them at my Github repo, i tested if those were working and they were. i could dl them from there.

after a few month pause in coding(just practicing some perl) i checked my backup upload of those books, and i found it empty.

luckily i had uploaded those at my Dropbox backup. so no emergency over disappeared books.

has anyone been hit by deletions of pdf books at Github?
maybe they have automated system that looks for sha256 hashes or something?
 
Old 01-07-2022, 01:03 PM   #2
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LOL no. I don't put copyrighted materials on GitHub.
 
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LOL no. I don't put copyrighted materials on GitHub.
i have private repo :P
but i havent had any messages from them , they just nuked em
 
Old 01-07-2022, 01:13 PM   #4
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It's the almighty Microsoft protecting you from yourself - be grateful...
 
Old 01-07-2022, 03:47 PM   #5
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Nothing like an inexpensive external usb hard drive. It's yours. Not the "clouds".
 
Old 01-07-2022, 05:36 PM   #6
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i have private repo
If you're saying the terms and conditions for private repos allow you to keep such material online, then you should be complaining to Microsoft, via whatever mechanism GitHub uses for support.

 
Old 01-07-2022, 06:00 PM   #7
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If you're saying the terms and conditions for private repos allow you to keep such material online, then you should be complaining to Microsoft, via whatever mechanism GitHub uses for support.
yea, i am not in the mood to start complaining with company worth trillion. xD

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Nothing like an inexpensive external usb hard drive. It's yours. Not the "clouds".
i had em on one, but i think i installed openbsd 7 on it, i have them secured now on other usbstick
luckily i had em on Dropbox.
 
Old 01-09-2022, 07:22 AM   #8
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You should seriously consider alternatives to Github.
I use notabug.org and framagit.org.
 
Old 01-09-2022, 11:49 AM   #9
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You should seriously consider alternatives to Github.
I use notabug.org and framagit.org.
i havent heard about them, ill check em out.
 
Old 01-12-2022, 08:39 PM   #10
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i used 50-80ish € on perl books and posted them at my Github repo, i tested if those were working and they were. i could dl them from there.

after a few month pause in coding(just practicing some perl) i checked my backup upload of those books, and i found it empty.

luckily i had uploaded those at my Dropbox backup. so no emergency over disappeared books.

has anyone been hit by deletions of pdf books at Github?
maybe they have automated system that looks for sha256 hashes or something?

Github have all rights to delete the userspace. +1, it is owned by Mikrosofz.
Gitlab is bit better, but still it is a big business there too.

You should use servers that are run by Libre/FOSS groups/persons, which certainly have too a free GIT server. There are many on the web.
 
Old 01-12-2022, 08:54 PM   #11
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You should use servers that are run by Libre/FOSS groups/persons, which certainly have too a free GIT server. There are many on the web.
do you have any suggestions about those foss/libre sites?
 
Old 01-12-2022, 10:15 PM   #12
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This came through on the emacs user list the other day. It was quoted in a post.

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"Removing your own code from [GitHub] is a violation of their Terms of Service? WTF? This is a
> kidnapping. We need to start decentralizing the hosting of free software source code," responded
> software engineer Sergio Gómez.
Here are some suggestions for alternatives to github from the same thread:

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Free software hosted repositories welcoming you:

Trisquel GNU/Linux-libre Git Repositories
https://devel.trisquel.info/groups/trisquel

GNU Project
https://www.gnu.org

Savannah, the software forge for people committed to free software
https://savannah.gnu.org

Savannah on nongnu.org
https//savannah.nongnu.org

Codeberg.org (Germany)
https://codeberg.org

Sourcehut.org
https://sourcehut.org

Pagure
https://pagure.io/pagure

GitGud - Fast and Free Git Hosting
https://gitgud.io/users/sign_in

Fosshost
https://fosshost.org/
 
Old 01-14-2022, 01:34 AM   #13
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"Removing your own code from [GitHub] is a violation of their Terms of Service? WTF? This is a
kidnapping. We need to start decentralizing the hosting of free software source code," responded
software engineer Sergio Gómez.
We knew (*) this was going to happen eventually the moment we knew MS would take over github.
Good morning everyone, I hope you slept well!

(*) and I mean palpable knowledge, not a dystopian hunch. I distinctly remember reading about precisely this in 2018.

Last edited by ondoho; 01-14-2022 at 01:36 AM.
 
Old 01-14-2022, 01:53 AM   #14
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We knew (*) this was going to happen eventually the moment we knew MS would take over github.
Good morning everyone, I hope you slept well!

(*) and I mean palpable knowledge, not a dystopian hunch. I distinctly remember reading about precisely this in 2018.
Well, it could be that Mikrosoft has also interests into Linux.

Google, Huawei,... already invaded the Linux kernel.
 
Old 01-14-2022, 08:56 AM   #15
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This came through on the emacs user list the other day. It was quoted in a post.

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"Removing your own code from [GitHub] is a violation of their Terms of Service? WTF? This is a
> kidnapping. We need to start decentralizing the hosting of free software source code," responded
> software engineer Sergio Gómez.
For clarity, that quote is entirely unrelated to /////s issue of files being deleted - it comes from an article quoting a Twitter message responding to GitHub suspending the access of a user, after that user deliberately broke a couple of their own NodeJS packages, which were automatically imported into NPM, and subsequently screwed up a bunch of NodeJS software that auto-updated.

 
  


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