The Register: GitLab U-turns on deleting dormant projects after backlash

The Register: GitLab U-turns on deleting dormant projects after backlash. “GitLab has reversed its decision to automatically delete projects that are inactive for more than a year and belong to its free-tier users. As revealed exclusively yesterday by The Register, GitLab planned to introduce the policy in late September. The biz hoped the move would save it up to $1 million a year and help make its SaaS business sustainable. This news did not go down well.”

GitHub vs. GitLab: Which Is Better for You? (MakeUseOf)

MakeUseOf: GitHub vs. GitLab: Which Is Better for You?. “If you find it hard to pick between GitLab and GitHub, your indecisiveness is valid. Both of these platforms are renowned for their outstanding results in version control for private software and open source projects. Although both are competent enough, this very competence makes it hard to choose which of the two will work for you and your team. That is why this article will break down characteristics like price, features, CI and CD, amongst others, to help you arrive at the best choice.”

Forbes: Samsung Investigates Massive Data Leak — What You Need To Know

Forbes: Samsung Investigates Massive Data Leak — What You Need To Know. “A security researcher has revealed that a whole load of sensitive information has been inadvertently made accessible to the public on GitLab. Nothing so unusual about that you might think. However, the information concerned included source code, credentials and secret keys for various projects. Still nothing too out of the ordinary you say? Here’s the thing, the Vandev Lab Gitlab instance in question was one used by Samsung staff to work on code for various projects including the SmartThings and Bixby platforms.”

OpenSource: How to publish a WordPress blog to a static GitLab Pages site

OpenSource: How to publish a WordPress blog to a static GitLab Pages site. “A long time ago, I set up a WordPress blog for a family member. There are lots of options these days, but back then there were few decent choices if you needed a web-based CMS with a WYSIWYG editor. An unfortunate side effect of things working well is that the blog has generated a lot of content over time. That means I was also regularly updating WordPress to protect against the exploits that are constantly popping up.”

TechCrunch: GitLab’s high-end plans are now free for open source projects and schools

TechCrunch: GitLab’s high-end plans are now free for open source projects and schools. “The fact that Microsoft is buying GitHub has left a lot of developers with a deep feeling of unease and a lot of them are now looking for alternatives. One of those is GitLab and that company has decided to strike the iron while it’s hot. To attract even more developers to its platform, GitLab today announced that its premium self-hosted GitLab Ultimate plan and its hosted Gold plan are now available for free to open source projects and educational institutions.”