I just noticed that there is now Project Hosting on Google Code via Slashdot. The Slashdot article has the following rich quote

Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier sat down for a talk with Greg Stein and Chris DiBona, who say that the product is very similar to sites like SourceForge but is not intended to compete with them. From the article: "Instead, Stein says that the goal is to see what Google can do with the Google infrastructure, to provide an alternative for open source projects. DiBona says that it's a 'direct result of Greg concentrating on what open source projects need. Most bugtrackers are informed by what corporations' and large projects need, whereas Google's offering is just about what open source developers need. Stein says that Google's hosting has a 'brand new look' at issue tracking that may be of interest to open source projects, and says 'nobody else out there is doing anything close to it.'"

Last year, when I saw Chris DiBona announce Google Code at the O'Reilly ETech conference, he said that that they woild work with SourceForge to improve the service. I wonder what happened. The site seems pretty sparse right now, I doubt I'll be moving RSS Bandit from SourceForge anytime soon.


Friday, July 28, 2006 3:05:31 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
How does it compare with Microsoft's CodePlex? I requested a project there a couple of weeks ago but it hasn't been added yet. Maybe I'll add it to Google instead.
Tuesday, August 1, 2006 11:57:16 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
I don't believe we'll ever have enough F/OSS repositories. Be fruitful and multiply is the method. I agree, Sourceforge is going anywhere.
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