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Carlos Fenollosa

Carlos Fenollosa

Engineer, developer, entrepreneur

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Sourcehut, the free software development cloud

September 26, 2019 — Carlos Fenollosa

I've been following sourcehut for some time and realized that I hadn't talked about it yet.

Sourcehut, at a first glance, is a service that provides git repos and code/project management tools, but it's much more.

It runs CI through virtualised builds on various Linuxes and BSD, provides code review tools, tasks and third party integrations, and of course, mailing lists and wikis.

I think the landing page does a good job of explaining how it is different from other code hosting services. Especially:

  • Composable Unix-style mini-services
  • Powerful APIs and webhooks
  • Secure, reliable, and safe
  • Absolutely no tracking or advertising
  • All features work without JavaScript
  • 100% free and open source software

These bullet points are quite important: sourcehut is the web equivalent of piping UNIX commands for development and is built entirely on free software. The fact that it works without js is just a great bonus.

Sourcehut is the project of a single developer, Drew DeVault, better known as sir_cmpwn on the internet, and he's quite active on Mastodon in case you want to follow him. Amazing work!

Tags: software, unix

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