Open Source Project Hosting Via Google Code

Google Code

Today at OSCON 2006 in Portland, Google announced free hosting for open source projects as part of their Google Code site. This looks like one more great way to encourage and advance open source development. Andy Baio makes a good point about it being “some badly needed competition for Sourceforge” and he mentions Upcoming Python API, an example project created by Simon Willison.

Here’s more info on this new service from Niall Kennedy, who is currently at OSCON.