So let me be clear here, I don’t think its a bad thing that Microsoft bought github. No one is forcing you to use their services, in fact they make it trivial to stop using them. So what’s the big deal.
It was therefore trivial to whip up a slightly nicer script intended to help you forklift your repos out of github if you’re truly concerned. Its posted on github now (irony intended).
Now you can just do something like:
$ pip install -U -r requirements.txt
$ python download.py --github_token=foo --username=mikalstill
I intend to add support for auto-creating and importing gitlab repos into the script, but haven’t gotten around to that yet. Pull requests welcome.