After Backlash, GitLab U-Turns on Deleting Dormant Projects

“GitLab has reversed its decision to automatically delete projects that are inactive for more than a year and belong to its free-tier users,” reports the Register. Thursday GitLab tweeted: “We discussed internally what to do with inactive repositories.

We reached a decision to move unused repos to object storage. Once implemented, they will still be accessible but take a bit longer to access after a long period of inactivity.

” But the Register says they’ve seen internal documents from “well-placed sources” showing that GitLab had originally “hoped the move would save it up to $1 million a year and help make its SaaS business sustainable.” And the company had spent a long time preparing for such a move: Documents we have […].

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