Google offers project hosting to open-source developers


Google offers project hosting to open-source developers

Tash Shifrin

Search engine giant Google has launched a new open source project hosting service.

Google Project Hosting is aimed at open source developers and offers project workspaces with simple membership controls, a version control system based on open source tool Subversion, issue tracking and mailing lists at

The project hosting site – – offers the familiar Google search box interface and allows developers to search for projects using labels such as C++, Windows, Web or Graphic.

The launch puts Google in competition with established open source project host SourceForge.

The search engine giant has been stepping up its initiatives in the open source world, joining the lobby group backing the OpenDocument file format (ODF) earlier this month. In May it made a number of its Ajax web development tools, including those used to develop its Google Maps system, available for free.


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