Also HHVM and Blazegraph.
On Tuesday, June 1, 2021, Kunal Mehta <legoktm(a)debian.org> wrote:
On 5/29/21 5:59 PM, Brian Wolff wrote:
It sounds like phabricator upstream is going
On the general topic, it's worrying to me this is the third major
platform/software that Wikimedia relies on that is gone, with little
notice. OTRS went EOL 2 days before Christmas last year and Freenode
well, switched hands and imploded.
In all 3 cases though it's been pretty clear beforehand that something was
wrong or unsustainable. OTRS didn't release their community edition on
time, Freenode has had questionable governance for a while now, the
"Freenode Limited" company was created in 2017, and Phabricator/Phacility
has been maintained by a single person (who's done great work, no doubt) in
a way that did not really encourage upstream contributions to build a
sustainable community of contributors (my impression, correct me if I'm
And with COVID-19, plenty of IRL businesses/shops/etc. have gone under or
just closed down so it's unsurprising that we're seeing the effect in
I think it would be a good idea if we can check in on our upstreams,
have sustainable governance, identifying if they assistance/support, and
then figuring out how to provide what's needed.
To start with, I think we have a unique opportunity to influence the
governance of Libera Chat given they're just starting off and appear to be
interested in getting our feedback.
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