Google Goes Open Source

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Those who know we well know that I am a proponent of open source software. While it does not nearly offer the same degree of support as commercial solutions, there is something to be said for utilizing shared software solutions - namely that it's free and very fun to play with. In the past month alone, I've come across specific projects from SourceForge.net that I have casually recommended over thirty times to friends and colleagues. If you're a developer it's an amazing place to collaborate and if you're an aspiring Web-prenuer then hundreds of thousands of projects are there for free use (with attribution of course).

Well, lo and behold, news comes from the blogosphere that Google has announced it will add open source project hosting to its already full stable of services. Many are expecting the new site to challenge the most popular open source project hosting sites, including SourceForge.net, and will offer software storage and debugging facilities.
    
Currently at code.google.com, Google’s new source code hosting service is not yet ready for production use - that's right - another perpetual beta release. The potential is interesting however that when, and if, it is indeed integrated with Google Groups and other services, the offer could become very popular with developers.

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