Thx, I wasn’t aware of this. Point for you.
Don’t get me wrong but somehow I hear similar sentences when people want to nudge me joining Facebook, Dropbox, WhatsApp… (“But everybody else is using it!”).
I’m confident that we will find someone in the Seafile community providing a server.
…except in terms of features the specific code platform builts “on top” of git to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embrace,_extend,_and_extinguish (at first everyone wants to use GitHub, later everyone has to use GitHub - similar to the shit we have with M$ Exchange servers and its proprietary collaboration “features”: very “nice” to work with Thunderbird in an Exchange environment).
You are right that the GitLab reference server doesn’t solve this problem but GitHub does not as well. That’s why my advice is to think about choosing a system that grants the maximum of freedom on long term (so a FLOSS one with federation). Just found:
Yes, this would be an idealistic decision (like setting up a Seafile server is overall an idealistic decision).