Comparison of source-code-hosting facilities

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A source-code-hosting facility (also known as forge) is a file archive and web hosting facility for source code of software, documentation, web pages, and other works, accessible either publicly or privately. They are often used by open-source software projects and other multi-developer projects to maintain revision and version history, or version control. Many repositories provide a bug tracking system, and offer release management, mailing lists, and wiki-based project documentation. Software authors generally retain their copyright when software is posted to a code hosting facilities.

General information

Name Developer Initial release Free server? Free client? Associated collaborative development environment Notes
Assembla Assembla, Inc. 2005 No Un­known Un­known
Azure DevOps Services Microsoft 2012 No No Azure DevOps Services

Microsoft Visual Studio

Most features are free for open source projects or teams of 5 members or less
Bitbucket Atlassian 2008 No No Atlassian BitBucket Server, JIRA and Confluence Denies service to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria
CloudForge CollabNet 2012 No Un­known Un­known
Codeberg Codeberg e.V. 2019 Yes Yes Forgejo Codeberg e.V. is a non-profit which operates a public Forgejo-based software forge and bug tracker, and related services such as Codeberg Pages, a Weblate translation server, and CI/CD features via Woodpecker CI.
Gitea CommitGo, Inc. 2016-12 Yes Yes Gitea Gitea is an open-source software tool funded on Open Collective that is designed for self-hosting, but also provides a free first-party instance.
GForge The GForge Group, Inc. 2006 Partial Yes Cloud version – free up to 5 users. On-premises version – free up to 5 users. GForge is free for open source projects.
GitHub GitHub, Inc. (A subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation) 2008-04 No No Un­known Denies service to Crimea, North Korea, Sudan, Syria

List of government takedown requests

GitLab GitLab Inc. 2011-09 Partial Yes GitLab FOSS – free software
GitLab Enterprise Edition (EE) – proprietary
Denies service to Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria
GNU Savannah Free Software Foundation 2001-01 Yes Yes Savane For use by projects with GPL compatible licenses, subject to staff approval.

Code access review.

Helix TeamHub Perforce Software 1995 No No Cloud version – free up to 5 users. On-premises version requires a license. Free cloud version has no limits on projects within 5gb storage limit.

On-premises version has DevOps pipeline technology and free replicas.

Launchpad Canonical 2004 Yes No Launchpad Supports Bazaar and Git for version-controlled repository hosting.
OSDN OSDN K.K. 2002–04 Un­known Yes Un­known For open-source projects only. Ad-supported.
Ourproject.org Comunes Collective 2002 Yes Yes FusionForge For free software, free culture and free content projects.
OW2 OW2 2008 No No GitLab Oriented on middleware technology.
Phabricator Phacility, Inc. 2010 Yes Yes Phabricator End of life.
SEUL Un­known 1997-05 Un­known No Un­known
SourceForge Slashdot Media 1999-11 Yes Yes Apache Allura For use by open-source projects. Ad-supported.
Subject to American export restrictions, so denies service to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria.
Name Manager Established Server side: all free software Client side: all-free JS code Developed or used CDE Notes

Features

Name Code review Bug tracking Web hosting Wiki Translation system Shell server Mailing list Forum Personal repository Private repository Announce Build system Team Release binaries Self-hosting
Assembla Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Un­known No
Azure DevOps Services Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Commercially (Azure DevOps Server)
Bitbucket Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Commercially (Bitbucket Server formerly Stash)
Buddy Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
CloudForge Un­known Yes Yes Yes No No No No Un­known Un­known Un­known Un­known Un­known Un­known No
Codeberg Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Un­known Yes Yes Yes Yes (Forgejo)
GForge Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gitea Yes Yes No Yes No No No No Yes Yes Un­known Yes Yes Yes Yes
GitHub Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Commercially (GitHub Enterprise)
GitLab Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
GNU Savannah Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No No Yes No Yes Un­known Yes
Helix TeamHub Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes, with hooks. Jenkins, TeamCity, etc. No Yes Yes
Kallithea Yes No Yes No No Un­known No No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
Launchpad Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Un­known Yes
OSDN Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No
Ourproject.org Un­known Yes Yes Yes No Un­known Yes Yes Un­known Un­known Un­known Un­known Un­known Un­known Yes
Phabricator Yes Yes Yes Yes Un­known Yes Un­known Yes Un­known Un­known Un­known Un­known Un­known Un­known Yes
RhodeCode Yes No Yes No No Un­known No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
SourceForge Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Name Code review Bug tracking Web hosting Wiki Translation system Shell server Mailing list Forum Personal repository Private repository Announce Build system Team Release binaries Self-hosting

Version control systems

Name CVS Git Hg SVN BZR TFVC Arch Perforce Fossil
Assembla No Yes No Yes No No No Yes No
Azure DevOps Services No Yes No No No Yes No No No
Bitbucket No Yes Until Feb 2020 No No No No No No
Buddy No Yes No No No No No No No
CloudForge No Yes No Yes No No No No No
Codeberg No Yes No No No No No No No
GForge Yes Yes No Yes No No No No No
Gitea No Yes No No No No No No No
GitHub No Yes No Partial, until Jan 2024 No No No No No
GitLab No Yes No No No No No No No
GNU Savannah Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No
Kallithea No Yes Yes No No No No No No
Launchpad Import only Yes Import only Import only Yes No No No Un­known
OSDN Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Un­known Un­known
Ourproject.org Yes No No Yes No No No Un­known Un­known
OW2 Dropped Yes No Dropped No No No No No
Helix TeamHub No Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No
Phabricator No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
RhodeCode No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
SEUL.org Yes No No Yes No No No Un­known Un­known
SourceForge Dropped Yes Yes Yes Dropped No No Un­known No
Name CVS Git Hg SVN BZR TFVC Arch Perforce Fossil

Popularity

Name Users Projects
Assembla Un­known 526,581+
Bitbucket 5,000,000 Un­known
Buddy Un­known Un­known
CloudForge Un­known Un­known
Codeberg 110,000 138,000
Gitea Un­known Un­known
GitHub 94,000,000 330,000,000
GitLab 31,190,000 546,000
GNU Savannah 93,346 3,848
Launchpad 3,965,288 40,881
OSDN 54,826 6,294
Ourproject.org 6,353 1,846
OW2 Un­known Un­known
SEUL Un­known Un­known
SourceForge 3,700,000 500,000
Name Users Projects

Discontinued: CodePlex, Gna!, Google Code.

Specialized hosting facilities

The following are open-source software hosting facilities that only serve a specific narrowly focused community or technology.

Name Ad-free CVS Git SVN Arch Notes
Drupal Yes No Yes No No Only for Drupal related projects.
freedesktop.org Yes No Yes No No Only for interoperability and shared base technology for free software desktop environments on Linux and other Unix-like operating systems, including the X Window System (X11) and cairo (graphics).
mozdev.org Yes Yes Un­known No No Only for Mozilla-related projects. Defunct as of July 2020.
Name Ad-free CVS Git SVN Arch Notes

Former hosting facilities

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Anyone can submit Bug Reports without logging in.
  2. ^ Limited to 5 users on free plan (see Pricing – bitbucket.org)
  3. ^ a b Self hosted version is known as BitBucket Server and only supports Git repositories
  4. ^ Builds are run in Docker containers
  5. ^ Codeberg is only for public open-source code, private repositories exist but are not officially permitted except as needed to support FLOSS projects
  6. ^ Requires one to log in to report a Bug.
  7. ^ Has an open source FOSS edition and commercial Enterprise Edition
  8. ^ Currently only available for security vulnerability updates
  9. ^ Ubuntu
  10. ^ Private repositories can be used to set up a project before going live. However, SourceForge requires that the project remains open source. See SourceForge Support.
  11. ^ GitLab is not fundamentally organized by projects, so the count is somewhat difficult.

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