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Author: Yuval Langer <yuval.langer@gmail.com>
Date:   Fri, 12 Jan 2024 01:41:03 +0200

Add my post about the codeberg and source hut ddos attacks.

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diff --git a/posts/the-ddosing-of-free-software-infrastructure-and-the-new-decentralisation-accelerationists.md b/posts/the-ddosing-of-free-software-infrastructure-and-the-new-decentralisation-accelerationists.md @@ -0,0 +1,33 @@ +author: Yuval Langer +date: 2024-01-12 01:14 +title: The DDoSing of Free Software Infrastructure and The New +--- + +As I am writing these words, [Codeberg][1] and [Source Hut][2] are +under a [Distributed Denial of Service][3] attack from an unknown +party. + +People are speculating about the source of the attack. Who would want +to cause such a serious disruption to Free Software development and +dissemination? An attack that is about as vile as kicking a baby for +laughing too loudly. + +Some say proprietary software vendors want to disrupt Free Software +and draw people towards their walled gardens. Some say it's the +proprietary Git "forges" who would like to draw the scared masses and +their software to their centralised services. Both of those parties +locking the walls behind the new inhabitants. + +No, those who would have the most to profit from this attack are the +decentralisationists. A rogue team of decentralisation +[accelerationists][4] want us to be miserable on Codeberg and Source +Hut, and to run our own instances of software such as [Fossil][5], +which have all of the benefits of Git, tracking code, but also a wiki, +and issues, all in an entirely decentralised way, no need for a Git +forge. + +[1]: https://codeberg.org/ +[2]: https://sr.ht/ +[3]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denial-of-service_attack#Distributed_DoS_attack +[4]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accelerationism +[5]: https://www.fossil-scm.org/