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Game of Trees Hub: A Git Repository Hosting Service Based on OpenBSD

Contributed by Peter N. M. Hansteen on from the got got you hosted gotcha dept.

In a fediverse post, Stefan Sperling (stsp@) announced a new hosting service:

We are building the Game of Trees Hub, a Git repository hosting service based on gameoftrees and OpenBSD, funded via an open collective.
Our Git repository server implementation can already be self-hosted on OpenBSD and Linux, but:

  1. Not everyone can or wants to self-host.
  2. Most people don't need yet another Git hosting service, though some people might appreciate a financially transparent and independent service that supports both public and private repositories, has no intentions of abusing user data, and is not striving for infinite growth.
  3. Ever since the Game of Trees project started as a side project in 2017 it has received zero financial support. And with developers growing up and having families with children to support, unpaid work on Game of Trees has been eating its way into working hours. Which is not sustainable in the long term.

Can we make a win-win situation out of this dilemma?

You can now support us here:

For now, this is an early-bird crowd-funding effort to support the initial work on getting the service up and running. Git repository service tiers will appear once the hosting infrastructure is ready. The more initial funds we can collect the faster we will get there.

All software developed will be released under the ISC license, the same open source license terms as used by OpenBSD.

You heard it here first: a Game of trees hosting service, with our favorite operating system as the base.

(Comments are closed)

  1. By Peter Philipp (2003:d2:5737:4000:4f62:da22:fec8:978a) on

    What happened to a series of comments here that emanated out of Bulgaria? It is only fair to indicate that you censored for the sake of letting anyone know that they aren't going out of their mind, on what they saw on another terminal.

    Keep up the good work, and I'll be possibly looking into this. It seems like a good idea.

    1. By Stefan Sperling (stsp) on

      Not sure what happened. I myself don't have powers on here to censor anything.

      I recall seeing several system operator comments showing up early and thinking that maybe I'll read them later. You're saying some of them are still here, and some of them are gone?

      To be honest I've become tired of responding to them. Too much unfounded pessimism.

      1. By System Operator ( on

        Let's not confuse pessimism for criticism and navigation map for rock evasive manoeuvre. It reads a bit wiser.

      2. By Anonymous Coward ( on

        It is not "pessimism". If it is not already clear from the abundance of gibberish swearwords in the nonsensical comments, it is fishing for an emotional response, aka trolling. Block the troll, delete the comments and carry on.

        On topic: this looks great. If this would match Sourcehut with the provided services, I will consider moving to "Gothub".

    2. By rueda (rueda) on

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  2. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    I find it disingenuous to ask for financial support through this site which makes it seem the project is tied to OpenBSD, while Theo will not greenlight funding through the OpenBSD Foundation (via which all accepted OpenBSD related projects are supported).

    1. By Stefan Sperling (stsp) on

      Not that you would need to know, but this was discussed with Theo weeks ago in person in Exeter.

      I don't get what you're trying to achieve by adding all this noise on this web site.


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