GitHub over SourceForge

This morning I was checking news on RetroShare and found their notice — “Retroshare moves to GitHub”

Now, more and more projects are hosted on GitHub than on SourceForge.
Old projects are moving from SourceForge to GitHub and new projects start their works on GitHub.

SourceForge launched in 1999 and GitHub launched in 2008.
I have been a long-time user of SourceForge since 2000
and resisted getting on GitHub with no need of creating an account there for quite long.
Soon (next month) my SourceForge account turns 15!
Ha… I feel old.

But it’s not only because GitHub is the newer one.
SourceForge’s project-hijacking and malware-bundling event [1, 2, 3] gave developers a good reason to avoid SourceForge.

How about Google’s Cloud Source Repositories (beta)?
Do they like it?
I remember someone called Google Code a fiasco.

my GitHub profile is this.

[1] “Goodbye, SourceForge.” GitHub
[2] “Is SourceForge hijacking project accounts?” ITworld, 28 May 2015
[3] “Sourceforge accused of hijacking GIMP photo editor, company claims project was abandoned,” ExtremeTech May 28, 2015


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