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Google to Host Open Source Projects
new feature on Google Code
RonPK

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Msg#: 3025480 posted 8:30 am on Jul 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

Stein says, "We really like SourceForge, and we don't want to hurt SourceForge" or take away projects. 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.

Source: [trends.newsforge.com...]

Google Code Hosting [code.google.com]

 

Kufu

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Msg#: 3025480 posted 3:25 pm on Jul 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

Anyone say GoogleForge? :)

I like the idea though. Typical Google minimalism.

SEOPTI

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Msg#: 3025480 posted 3:55 pm on Jul 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

Google should fix their search first.

[edited by: SEOPTI at 3:56 pm (utc) on July 28, 2006]

wmuser

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Msg#: 3025480 posted 4:41 pm on Jul 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

"we don't want to hurt SourceForge"
Indeed it will but hopefuly their search will have more options than SourceForge has

iThink

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Msg#: 3025480 posted 6:39 pm on Jul 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

Sourceforge.net is ranked at #78 by alexa. So they must be having good traffic and advertising revenue. Looks like Google is targeting that revenue. If they really wanted to provide "hosting for open source projects" then they could have hosted a mirror of sourceforge.net and provided them a free full-text search.

[edited by: iThink at 6:44 pm (utc) on July 28, 2006]

chance1376

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Msg#: 3025480 posted 10:59 pm on Jul 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

If they really wanted to provide "hosting for open source projects" then they could have hosted a mirror of sourceforge.net and provided them a free full-text search

100% Agree with the above it seems like the simplist solution.

SEOPTI

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Msg#: 3025480 posted 12:15 pm on Jul 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

Greedy folks at the plex.

AjiNIMC

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Msg#: 3025480 posted 12:50 am on Jul 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

Google will soon be launching bathing soaps and dog foods too.

Chris_D

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Msg#: 3025480 posted 6:21 am on Jul 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

So do you think they'll call it SourceForgery.google.com?

:)

shaadi

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Msg#: 3025480 posted 7:46 am on Jul 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

Just coz MS has CodePlex...

SEOPTI

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Msg#: 3025480 posted 3:58 pm on Jul 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

G$$gle soon will be loved the same way as everyone loves Micro$oft.

the_nerd

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Msg#: 3025480 posted 8:51 am on Aug 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

G$$gle soon will be loved the same way as everyone loves Micro$oft.

pity you get for free, it's envy you to work hard for.

BigDave

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Msg#: 3025480 posted 7:35 pm on Aug 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

Forking and options are very much within the open source philosophy.

Has sourceforge made any real improvements since the days of VA Linux Systems? I haven't noticed any.

I actually suggested this a couple of years ago in one of those "What can Google do for webmasters" threads a couple of years ago. Google has the resources, and it is a way to give back to the community.

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