” NewsForge (also owned by OSTG) has word of Google’s newest product: an open-source project repository. Joe ‘Zonker’ Brockmeier sat down for a talk with Greg Stein and Chris DiBona, who say that the product is very similar to sites like SourceForge but is not intended to compete with them. From the article: “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. DiBona says that it’s a ‘direct result of Greg concentrating on what open source projects need. Most bugtrackers are informed by what corporations’ and large projects need, whereas Google’s offering is just about what open source developers need. Stein says that Google’s hosting has a ‘brand new look’ at issue tracking that may be of interest to open source projects, and says ‘nobody else out there is doing anything close to it.'””
Why can’t other large companies embrace open source as much as google has? The dev rate of opensource is so much faster than closed source its amazing… I mean Windows hasn’t released a new operating system in 4years yet this year alone there have been 2 new versions of Redhat Fedora with a 3rd due out in a couple months!
Oh and like I said the new generator isn’t going to be here today… I hate being right sometimes, and tomorrow I have a meeting 45 minutes away and a OC-48 turn up *sigh* fridays are too busy… always.