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deliberate sharing all traffic with CloudFlare.
1. Excessive [tracking][tracking] renders [FSF criteria C4][fsfCriteria]
unsatisfied.
1. Contrary to widespread confused notions about Gitlab being free software, the gitlab.com *service* does *not* run the Gitlab Community Edition (GCE). It runs the proprietary "enterprise edition". Even if gitlab.com were to switch to GCE, visitors would still be forced to run non-free software imposed by their content delivery network (CDN).
1. The single most important feature of any free software repository is the ability to clone a project. It is the only feature that secures, delivers, and enables users to exercise all software freedoms. Yet gitlab.com's walled garden is so restricted that Tor users are not even permitted to clone a project:
1. Contrary to widespread confused notions about Gitlab being free
software, the gitlab.com *service* does *not* run the Gitlab
Community Edition (GCE). It runs the proprietary "enterprise
edition". Even if gitlab.com were to switch to GCE, visitors would
still be forced to run non-free software imposed by their content
delivery network (CDN).
1. The single most important feature of any free software repository
is the ability to clone a project. It is the only feature that
secures, delivers, and enables users to exercise all software
freedoms. Yet gitlab.com's walled garden is so restricted that Tor
users are not even permitted to clone a project:
![](https://infosec.exchange/system/media_attachments/files/105/764/904/002/819/754/original/38832d4b9ffc75fa.png)
consequently [FSF criteria C3][fsfCriteria] is unmet.
consequently [FSF criteria C3][fsfCriteria] is unmet.
1. Gitlab.com treats Tor users trying to register with hostility.
Access is inconvenient in some cases (e.g. GUI users), while access
is outright denied to other Tor users (e.g. terminal users with