A public response to “FaiF oggcast 0x43“, or at least to the second section (after the FOSDEM talk recording starting at 0:54:31):
B) GitHub (who I am not affiliated with in any way) do not lock in their users – the main service they provide (a remote git repository service) is obviously available from other vendors and free software projects with identical interfaces and all data and meta-data can be easily exported and even synchronized continuously. All of their auxiliary services have an open API that many 3rd parties (free software or otherwise) take advantage of. Accusing them of vendor lock-in just goes to show how much fanatical FaiF has become.
C) In response to the concern raised by Karen and Bradley towards the end of FaiF 0x43, I would like to say that having long delays between releases will not cause me to delete their feed, but the amount of poison and hatred from them towards anything not GNU – will.