An Open Letter to Gitea

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  • Gitea

    Git with a cup of tea, painless self-hosted git service

    * The name of the company is changed to avoid any confusion with the non-profit.

    A week ago the Gitea project was an informal community trusting elected individuals with essential assets such as the domains and the trademark. They had a clear moral bound (see to pass on the ownership of the project to their successor.

    But they thought it was ok to create a company and take the domains and trademark as if they were their property. Maybe the absence of a legal bound made them forget their promise, their moral obligation towards the Gitea community.

    Creating a non-profit will avoid that kind of problem in the future and give back the domains and the trademark to the Gitea community. If the president of a non-profit was to transfer the domain name to a for-profit company they exclusively control, the members of the non profit will be in a position to sue the president for embezzlement.

    If the for profit company refuses to give back the domains and trademark, that would be very damaging to the project. The post from Harald Welte on that topic in the Gitea forum is enlightening in that regard, see

    The other points you cite from the Open Letter are merely suggestions for future improvements (as stated in the letter), not demands.

  • Gogs

    Gogs is a painless self-hosted Git service

    The original is, which is an active MIT project with 10k more stars than gitea, there's nothing inscrutable about it.

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