As you may know, Gitorious was acquired by GitLab about a month ago, and we announced that Gitorious.org would be shutting down at the end of May, 2015.
After the announcement we talked to the Archive Team about how to preserve Gitorious.org and its data for the future. A member of the Archive Team graciously offered to host gitorious.org as a read-only archive on Gitorious.org and GitLab agreed to allow to use the Gitorious.org domain name for this.
This is a huge benefit to anyone depending on gitorious.org as repositories will remain available at the same location. Cloning and fetching will continue to work as well. Projects you may depend on will stay around even if it isn’t moved to GitLab.
In order to build the archive we need to make Gitorious.org read-only prior to the shutdown date. This ensures that no new data is coming in while we are migrating. Pushing changes and creating new repositories will therefore stop working from the 15th of May, 2015.
If you need to push changes, create new repositories and generally collaborate on code, I highly recommend using the migration tool available on gitlab.com and updating your remotes to point there.
Are you using Gitorious in a professional capacity or need help to migrate your existing Gitorious instance to GitLab? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell them I sent you.
I realise that all of this may be a major inconvenience, and for that I sincerely apologise, but I hope you appreciate the efforts we are putting into making it as painless as we can.