Google has been DDoSing Sourcehut for over a year

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  • go

    The Go programming language

    Go was originally advertised as Google "sponsoring" Rob Pike & Co. to create a programming language. For a while it even sounded like the Java, Python, C++ devs at Google didn't even like it.

    The website focused on the programming language, was basically in Plan 9 style, no nonsense, the programming language sane and very cross-platform.

    Things changed. Now one has to [scroll through big company brands and marketing blabla to even get a glimpse of the language](https://go.dev/), there's big Google logos, everything is JavaScript heavy, really [well written](https://go.dev/doc/effective_go) tutorials got hidden and there is now [tutorials with mistakes and bad code that got pointed out](https://groups.google.com/g/golang-dev/c/kC7YZsHTw4Y/m/u0_d9...), but are "won't fix", a programming language where people used to admit that new() is kind of redundant and maybe wasn't the idea [tries to pull in random programming language features](https://github.com/golang/go/issues/21498#issuecomment-11322...). On top of that it was a programming language starting out to embrace the fact that there are many different operating systems officially supporting even Plan 9, DragonFly, etc., but after already having started to hollow that out creating tiers it seems they [now completely want to shift away from that](https://github.com/golang/go/discussions/53060). And then of course there's things like the module proxy causing issues.

    People got their hopes up, but it almost feels like Google is pulling an [EEE](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embrace,_extend,_and_extinguis...) on Go - or at least its original design. But I still hope that I am just seeing things that aren't there.

  • athens

    A Go module datastore and proxy (by gomods)

    Athens, a self-hosted free Go proxy implementation, implements rate-limiting for GitHub (with a pretty horrific Github-specific behavior). This means GitHub does implement rate-limiting to cope with aggressive Go proxies.

    https://github.com/gomods/athens/blob/723c06bd8c13cc7bd238e6...

    Food for thoughts.

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