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28 July 2006

Google Announces Hosting for Open Source Projects

Google has created a repository system for software development much like SourceForge. The system even checks new project names against SourceForge's database to ensure no one sets up conflicting names.
Stein, an open source engineer with Google and chairman of the Apache Software Foundation, says, "We really like SourceForge, and we don't want to hurt SourceForge" or take away projects. Instead, Stein says that the goal is to see what Google can do with the Google infrastructure, to provide an alternative for open source projects.

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