Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Jul 2006 21:48 UTC, submitted by ma_d
Google Google has created a repository system for software development much like SourceForge. The system even checks new project names against SourceForge's database to ensure no one sets up conflicting names. Greg Stein, an open source engineer within Google and chairman of the Apache Software Foundation, said: "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.
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fair competition
by theeil on Fri 28th Jul 2006 02:00 UTC
theeil
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2005-09-18

If google releases a service which does sourceforge's job better, why shouldn't developers switch? They lack many features (like tarball releases) right now so we will have to wait and see the effect of this, but as someone who often ends up downloading code from sourceforge, I would love to see a better service.

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RE: fair competition
by bakanekov3 on Fri 28th Jul 2006 03:08 in reply to "fair competition"
bakanekov3 Member since:
2005-07-06

Because some of them will switch simply because it's Google, not because it's better.

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