Google Code Hosting vs Sourceforge

For several years, SourceForge has been the standard for open source projects.
There wasn’t any competition as fulfilling the needs of a demanding open source
community is anything but simple. SourceForge has done exceptionally well for so
long, but now there’s an alternative.

Google Code Hosting
was launched last week and it predictably takes a
Googlish approach to code hosting, by focusing on making things simple. If you
start creating a new project in
there’s a long drawn process involved that will involve a lot of form filling
and also take up quite some time. With Google Code Hosting, your project will be
ready in 2 minutes.

Google Code Hosting features are:

  • Project workspaces with simple membership controls
  • Version control using the popular
    version control system
  • Issue tracking
  • Integration with mailing lists at

You can define a project blog and also label your project on similar lines to
the labeling in Gmail or

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