Daniel Stenberg answers critics who believe curl shouldn’t be hosted on GitHub (for various reasons) by asking himself the question: what happens if GitHub “takes the ball and goes home”?
No matter which service we use, there’s always a risk that they will turn off the light one day and not come back – or just change the rules or licensing terms that would prevent us from staying there. We cannot avoid that risk. But we can make sure that we’re smart about it, have a contingency plan or at least an idea of what to do when that day comes.
Whether or not you agree with Daniel’s GitHub-related conclusions, this statement is 💯% true and we should all be doing similar analyses before adopting any 3rd-party offering.