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A comparison of facilities that host open source development services.

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General software

Features

Name Code hosting Code review Bug tracking Web hosting Wiki Translation system Shell server Mailing List NNTP Forum Personal branch Private branch Announce Build system Team Countries blocked from accessing Countries blocked from posting Others
Alioth Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Sample Code, Help Wanted, Anonymous FTP
Assembla Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes (cost)[1] Yes Yes Yes FTP, Time Tracking, API
BerliOS Yes ? Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? FTP, MySQL
Bitbucket Yes (max 1GiB on free plan)[2] Yes [3] Yes No Yes No No No No No Yes Yes (max 1 on free plan)[4] No No Yes OpenID
Codendi Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes No No costs money[5]
CodePlex Yes No Yes No Yes No No Yes No Yes No No No No No
EmForge Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No No No No Yes Currently in beta phase, open souse projects always for free, cointains also paid plans
Fedora Hosted Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No No No Yes No Yes Cuba, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Sudan, Syria[6] Cuba, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Sudan, Syria[7] Trac w/XML-RPC + private tickets, acct + d/l mgmt, group/list mail, subdomain, 100% free software backend
GitHub Yes ("soft limit" of 300MB to prevent abuse)[8]) Yes[9] Yes[10] Yes Yes No No No No No Yes Yes (cost)[8] No No No Public API [11], static web-page hosting [12]
Gitorious Yes Yes No No Yes No No No No No Yes No No No Yes OpenID, site is open source[13]
GNU Savannah Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes free software code base
Google Code Yes Yes Yes Yes (outside) Yes Yes[citation needed] No Yes (outside) Yes (outside) No Yes (mercurial only) No No No No Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, Syria[14] Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, Syria[15]
GridyZone Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No No No No No No No No
JavaForge Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Public remote API, Document management
KnowledgeForge Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Written in Python. Very easy to install. All code open source.
Launchpad Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes (security only)[16] Yes Yes (Ubuntu) Yes Blueprints, Karma, Answer, Mail interface, public API, OpenID Provider, Download area, Non-project branch, this is opensource
openSUSE Build Service No No Yes (outside) No No No No No No No No No No Yes (SUSE, Debian, Red Hat, Mandriva, Ubuntu) No public API
Origo Yes No Yes No Yes No No No No Yes ? ? ? ? ? API, Statistics, Download hosting, Blog
OSOR.eu Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No No ? No ? Metrics, OSS Observatory, Communities, Webconference - only for projects sponsored by public administrators (or specific interest for)
Project Kenai Yes
(max 5)
No Yes
(max 2)
No Yes
(max 1)
No No Yes
(max 5)
No Yes
(max 5)
Yes Yes No No No Download area, IM Chatroom, public API, project website, extensive help, code can be hidden
SourceForge Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes No No Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria[17] Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria[18] Marketplace, Jobs, Help Wanted, OpenID Relying Party, Download area
tigris.org Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No ? public API, extensive help
Transifex No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No Yes Translation service, runs on open-source software.
ActiveState Workspace Yes No Yes No Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Automated backup, blogs
Name Code hosting Code review Bug tracking Web hosting Wiki Translation system Shell server Mailing List NNTP Forum Personal branch Private branch Announce Build system Team Countries blocked from accessing Countries blocked from posting Others
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Version Control Systems available

Name Ad-free CVS SVN Bazaar Microsoft TFS Arch Git Mercurial Bounties Runs on all free software Online Support Manager Establish notes
Alioth Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Debian Project 2003 Preference for Debian related projects.
Assembla Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes No No[19] Yes Assembla, LLC 200 MB Free. Ticket Tool. Wiki. Scrum Reports. Trac.
BerliOS No Yes Yes No No No Yes[20] Yes[21] No ? ? FOKUS[22] Funded by German government
Betavine No Yes Yes No No No No No No ? ? Vodafone Group 2007
Bitbucket Yes No No No No No No Yes ? No Yes Avantlumiere Free 1GB plan; basic issue-tracking; visualizations; wiki
BountySource No No Yes No No No No No Yes ? ? Bounty Source Inc. late 2003 Allows monetary bounties on tasks. Custom CMS and SVN browser.
Codendi No Yes Yes No No No No No No No ? Xerox Corrective and scalable maintenance
CodePlex No No Yes No Yes No No Yes No No ? Microsoft 2006-05
Fedora Hosted Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Fedora Infrastructure team 2007-06
Freepository Yes No Yes No No No No No No ? ? 1999 Provides free and paid accounts. Free accounts have web access only.
GitHub Yes No No No No No Yes No No No Yes Logical Awesome April 2008 Git Hosting. Free for open source, paid for private.
Gitorious Yes No No No No No Yes No No Yes Yes Shortcut AS January 2008 Git Hosting. Free for open source projects.
GNU Savannah Yes Yes Yes Yes[23] No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Savannah Administration Project by the Free Software Foundation.
Google Code Yes No Yes No No No No Yes No No Yes[24] Google 2006-07-27
GridyZone No No Yes No No No No No No No Yes Gridy
JavaForge Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Intland Software 2005
KnowledgeForge Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Appropriate Software Foundation and Open Knowledge Foundation 2005 Associates VCS and Trac project services.
Launchpad Yes Import only Import only Yes No No Import only [25] No No Yes Yes [26] Canonical Ltd. 2005 CVS, Git, SVN are imported to Bazaar format.
Origo Yes No Yes No No No No No No Yes Yes ETH Zürich, Oriact 2007 hosts also closed source, has API.
OSOR.eu Yes No Yes No No No No No No Yes Yes European Commission 2008 October Launched by The European Commission. Collaboration with national/local forges.
OW2 Consortium Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No ? ? OW2 Consortium Merger of ObjectWeb and Orientware; oriented on middleware technology.
Project Kenai Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes No No Yes Sun Microsystems 2008-10
SEUL.org Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No ? ? 1997-05
SourceForge No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No[27] ? SourceForge, Inc. (Formerly VA Software) 1999-11
Tigris.org Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No ? ? (community) 2000 Restricted to collaborative software development tools.
TuxFamily Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No No Yes Yes 1999
Name Ad-free CVS SVN Bazaar Microsoft TFS Arch Git Mercurial Bounties Runs on all free software Online Support Manager Establish notes

Popularity

Name Users Projects Teams Branches Bug Reports Prominent projects Alexa rank (lower=better)
Alioth 8,579[28] 830[28] - - ? SANE &0000000000100000.000000100,000 [5](approximation)
Assembla 170,000[29] 60,000+[30] 1,000+[31] ? ? Gfire, GXUnit, Hikarunix, HippoMocks, MadSwatter, SnakeYAML &0000000000013131.00000013,131 [6]
BerliOS 43,062[32] 5,367[32] - - - aMule, avidemux, SuperTux, LinCityNG &0000000000016953.00000016,953 [7]
Bitbucket 35,000[33] 19,100[34] - - - TortoiseHG, TrinityCore, Aldrin, Pylons, Sphinx &0000000000027899.00000027,899 [8]
BountySource 0[33] 815 - - - &0000000000988670.000000988,670 [9]
CodePlex 151,782 9,274[35] - - ? Rawr, AJAX Control Toolkit, Silverlight Toolkit, Google Book Downloader, BlogEngine.NET, IronPython, SharpMap &0000000000003334.0000003,334 [10]
GitHub 205,000[36] 90,000[37] - ? - Ruby on Rails, IronRuby, jQuery, Perl &0000000000002342.0000002,342 [11]
Gitorious 0[33] ? ? ? - Qt, Amarok &0000000000069016.00000069,016 [12]
GNU Savannah 60,869[38] 3,023[38] - - ? Most GNU projects (including Emacs), QEMU &0000000000100000.000000100,000 [13] (approximation)
Google Code 0[33] 250,000+[39] - - ? Google Gears, Inferno, Android, Chromium &0000000000001000.0000001,000 [14] (approximation)
KnowledgeForge.net 827 151[40] 57 ? ? KForge, CKAN, DomainModel &0000000002253920.0000002,253,920 [15]
Launchpad 1,061,601[41] 17,140[42] 7,666[41] 268,953[43] 498,464[44] Ubuntu, MySQL (code hosting), Zope 3 (bug tracking), Inkscape, Bazaar, GNOME Do, Drizzle, Launchpad, Enlightenment, LiVES (translations) &0000000000015143.00000015,143 [16]
Origo 0 2,146 (512 projects are OSS)[45] &0000000000200000.000000200,000 [17](approximation)
Project Kenai 37,218[46] 7,823[47] Sun Cloud APIs, JRuby, Alice &0000000000055247.00000055,247 [18]
SourceForge 2,000,000+[48]; currently 2,650,514 IDs as of Oct 2009 161,992 [49] - - 2,872,958 in the tracker2 database (i.e. trac and other offerings not counted) Inkscape (code hosting), LAME, MinGW, Poedit, 7-Zip, Fluxbox, Audacity, ffdshow, EMule, FileZilla, phpMyAdmin, LiVES &0000000000000198.000000198 [19]
TuxFamily 2,381[50] 1,844[50] X-Moto, VHFFS, blenderclan, FlightGear, lacrymosa &0000000000044024.00000044,024 [20]
Tigris.org 137,324 1,547  ?  ? 143,800 Subversion, Subclipse, TortoiseSVN, RapidSVN, Scarab, ArgoUML, SubEtha, eyebrowse, midgard, cowiki, antelope, scons, frameworkx, build-interceptor, propel, phing, maxq, aut, current, ReadySET, GEF, Axion, Style, SSTree &0000000000010896.00000010,896 [21]
Name Users Projects Teams Branches Bug Reports Prominent projects

Specific requirements

Name Ad-free CVS SVN Arch git notes
Drupal Yes Yes No No Only for Drupal related projects.
freedesktop.org Yes No No No Yes X.Org, cairo (graphics), and other Linux desktop infrastructure projects.
Gna! Yes Yes Yes Yes No Only for FSF-recognized free software projects.
Mac OS Forge Yes No Yes No No Only for Mac OS X related projects.
KnowledgeForge.net Yes No Yes No Yes Primarily for Open Knowledge related projects.
JavaForge Yes Yes Yes No In progress Primarily for Java related projects. Plugins available for Eclipse and NetBeans
LuaForge Yes Yes No No Only for Lua related projects
mozdev Yes Yes No No Only for Mozilla related projects.
Openmoko Yes Yes Yes No No Only for Openmoko related projects
RubyForge Yes Yes Yes No Yes Only for Ruby related projects
SEUL.org Yes Yes Yes No Only for projects licensed under a DFSG-compatible license.
Ourproject.org Yes Yes Yes No No For free software, free culture and free knowledge projects.
OSOR.eu Yes No Yes No No Only for Free and open source software by/made/for public administrations[51].
JoomlaCode.org Yes No Yes No Only for Joomla related projects.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Pricing/Plans — assembla.com
  2. ^ http://blog.bitbucket.org/2010/02/11/disk-space-is-cheap-have-some/
  3. ^ — Using Mercurial Queues And Bitbucket.org
  4. ^ Pricing and plans — bitbucket.org
  5. ^ The source code is unobtainable without paying a fee. When requested, a "Business Developer" from Codendi stated "we keep the bandwidth for supported customers". To become a trained and supported customer Codendi/Xerox charges a fee of €3,000, plus travel expenses.
  6. ^ https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Legal/Export
  7. ^ https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Legal/Export
  8. ^ a b Pricing — GitHub
  9. ^ Fork Queue — GitHub
  10. ^ GitHub Issue Tracker — GitHub
  11. ^ GitHub API docs
  12. ^ GitHub pages
  13. ^ Gitorious' code on Gitorious
  14. ^ http://code.google.com/projecthosting/terms.html
  15. ^ http://code.google.com/projecthosting/terms.html
  16. ^ Currently only available for security vulnerability updates
  17. ^ http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/sitelegal/wiki/Terms_of_Use#ProhibitedPersons
  18. ^ http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/sitelegal/wiki/Terms_of_Use#ProhibitedPersons
  19. ^ http://tools.assembla.com/breakout/wiki/DevelopmentLicense is "open but not free"
  20. ^ News, BerliOS Project (2008-07-05), BerliOS provides GIT Source Control Management, http://developer.berlios.de/forum/forum.php?forum_id=29964, retrieved 2008-12-10 
  21. ^ News, BerliOS Project (2008-07-05), BerliOS provides Mercurial (HG) Source Control Management, http://developer.berlios.de/forum/forum.php?forum_id=29963, retrieved 2008-12-10 
  22. ^ BerliOS - The Open Source Mediator
  23. ^ Savannah Support Request, sr #106417 (2008-10-24), Bazaar on Savannah, http://savannah.gnu.org/support/?106417, retrieved 2008-12-10 
  24. ^ Developers of Google Code's project hosting service are responsive in the discussion group and in the issue tracker.
  25. ^ Launchpad supports Git imports.
  26. ^ Web help, email support, and IRC support.
  27. ^ SourceForge was previously free software before October 2001: [1]
  28. ^ a b Alioth: Welcome
  29. ^ Assembla: Home
  30. ^ "Assembla integrates with Basecamp and offers workspaces and portfolios for distributed agile development teams". 37signals. March 6, 2009. http://productblog.37signals.com/products/2009/03/assembla-integrates-with-basecamp-and-offers-workspaces-and-portfolios-for-distributed-agile-develop.html. 
  31. ^ "Assembla - Quick Review". JohnyCoder. August 7, 2008. http://johnnycoder.com/blog/2008/08/07/assembla-accelerating-software-development/. 
  32. ^ a b BerliOS Developer Portal
  33. ^ a b c d Data not available.]
  34. ^ [2]
  35. ^ CodePlex - CodePlex - Project Directory
  36. ^ http://github.com/home
  37. ^ [3]
  38. ^ a b Savannah
  39. ^ Google Blog
  40. ^ KnowledgeForge.net Home Page
  41. ^ a b People and teams in Launchpad
  42. ^ Projects registered in Launchpad
  43. ^ Launchpad Code
  44. ^ Launchpad Bugs
  45. ^ Origo | Origo
  46. ^ People — Project Kenai
  47. ^ Projects — Project Kenai
  48. ^ What is SourceForge.net?
  49. ^ [4]
  50. ^ a b Tuxfamily : Free hosting for free people
  51. ^ OSOR.eu Ten Principles

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