Full disclosure, I’m looking for work as a developer.
Hi @fr33domlover and happy new year
A few years ago I deleted my GitHub account and pledged to never go back. With the unfortunate consequence that my contributions to all projects hosted there are no longer visible (including over 2,000 commits in Ceph). More importantly, it became extremely difficult for me to effectively contribute to many projects I depend on. On the bright side, it is a great example of what is wrong with GitHub and I’m now working happily on a self-hosted GitLab.
Last year I discovered ForgeFed and realized it will eventually allow me to reconnect with the software imprisoned in GitHub and courageously decided to passively wait for it to happen . I was very grateful to you and all the contributors and should have said then what I’m saying now: thank you for launching this initiative, we’re all waiting for it! But despite my silence, the ForgeFed seed grew in my imagination and when the time came for me to look for paid work (as opposed to volunteering full time for non-profit, which I’ve been doing in the past four years), it resurfaced. Maybe I could find funding to work on federating forges, building on ForgeFed and make it happen instead of waiting?
I’m ashamed to say that being paid to advance forge federation, however obvious, only came to me this morning. After some research and advice from wise people, it was suggested that there may be NLNet funding to do exactly that. So… here I am, hoping it’s not too late in the game.