Google steps into the Source Forge arena

Just as I thought, Google today launched a service that is built on SVN and can be looked at as a stripped down version of Source Forge.  They call the service "Google Code Project Hosting" and it can be found here.

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Just as I thought, Google today launched a service that is built on SVN and can be looked at as a stripped down version of Source Forge.  They call the service "Google Code Project Hosting" and it can be found here.

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Currently, there is no way to search through the hosted code (like Krugle does), but I guarantee a feature like this is in the cards.  As for my other "wish" -- Cruise Control is not a part of this service, but that doesn't stop developers from installing a server of their own that ties directly into the SVN repository Google provides.

Based purely on the comments from digg --  this product will be received by open source developers with a smile on their face.

On the down side, when users create a new project, they are given the option between seven different licenses.  So few of them could be seen as a limitation, but the ones provided are very commonly used and should work for most projects.

Overall, this looks like a straight-to-the-point service for open source developers -- and will definitely be considered by those looking to start a new project.

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