Setting up a gitlab instance for the social dot coop
I just barely missed the cutoff for voting whether or not we should buy shares to get access to git.coop, and was frustrated but not surprised to see that it passed in favor of buying the shares. while I think everyone can agree that we need to start hosting our code somewhere as we grow, my issue was that no alternatives were presented besides hosting it with git.coop (well, besides the implicit suggestion of github, but I don't think anyone wants to do that lol). since I'm a strong proponent of owning and controlling our own technical infrastructure, I'd like to present just such an alternative - hosting it ourselves!
I set up a fresh gitlab instance at https://git.socialcoop.frenchha.us with open registration, so please feel free to create an account and try it out. If people are interested in doing so, it wouldn't be hard to move the url over to git.social.coop, either. I'm not really sure how we'd go about deciding that, but I'm happy to keep hosting it if we decide we'd prefer to use git.social.coop over git.coop.