Farewell to Google Code, live long and prosper GitHub, Bitbucket and SouceForge

By on March 22, 2015
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On March 13th, Google Code announced publicly the dismissal of their service, sending also a communication to all people who is keeping projects on that system explaining what is happening and which steps to follow to migrate existing code towards other services, like sourceforge, github and bitbucket. Google itself recognize those competitors as leaders de facto, in the same area bigG started 10 years ago.

Here is the official communication:

When we started the Google Code project hosting service in 2006, the world of project hosting was limited. We were worried about reliability and stagnation, so we took action by giving the open source community another option to choose from. Since then, we’ve seen a wide variety of better project hosting services such as GitHub and Bitbucket bloom. Many projects moved away from Google Code to those other systems. To meet developers where they are, we ourselves migrated nearly a thousand of our own open source projects from Google Code to GitHub.

As developers migrated away from Google Code, a growing share of the remaining projects were spam or abuse. Lately, the administrative load has consisted almost exclusively of abuse management. After profiling non-abusive activity on Google Code, it has become clear to us that the service simply isn’t needed anymore.

Beginning today, we have disabled new project creation on Google Code. We will be shutting down the service about 10 months from now on January 25th, 2016. Below, we provide links to migration tools designed to help you move your projects off of Google Code. We will also make ourselves available over the next three months to those projects that need help migrating from Google Code to other hosts.

Check the dismissal steps and what, in any case, BigG will keep on keeping on Google Open Source Blog: Bidding farewell to Google Code.

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