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Google is shutting down Google Code

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Google has a long list of projects that have been shut down prematurely and Google Code is the latest project to be added to that list. Google Code was launched back in 2006 as a sort of open source project hosting service. Due to a shrinking community, however, Google Code will no no longer accept updates to existing projects starting in Augist 24 and will completely shut down the service a few months afterwards. 

At tech behemoths like Google (or Amazon, Facebook, Yahoo, etc.), projects come and go more often than not. The latest unit to hit the chopping blog is the Google Code project hosting service. Google Code was established in 2006 as a collaborative space for developers, hosting open source projects, Wiki pages, and a Subversion/Mercurial/Git repository, among other sharing and management features. Google’s open source director Chris DiBona hinted in a blog post on Thursday that the community saw less traction, pointing toward the growth of similar online open source communities such as GitHub and Bitbucket. DiBona even acknolwedged the the Google Code team even migrated nearly a thousand of its own open source projects to GitHub. Google Code previously closed in on itself, to a certain extent, in 2013 when it nixed downloads due to a “significant increase” in inappropriate incidents and “misuse.” Developers were redirected to Google Drive instead.

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