5 Years of Google Code: Google Doubles Source Code Storage

Mar 19, 2010

Five years ago, Google started placing internal projects under a free license and with Google Summer of Code, began its support of the open source scene.

From the quasi-inhouse portal a huge OSS repository has grown, where not only Google, but a multitude of developers worldwide are hosting
their projects. It all began on March 15, 2005 with the URL code.google.com. Since then, the browser giant from Mountain View has published around 800 internal projects on its homepage, including Android, Chromium, parts of Google Wave and numerous APIs.

To celebrate the 5th birthday, Google has treated its subversion server to an update and has also increased source code storage capacity from 1GB to 2GB. In total, Google is currently hosting 240 000 projects. Details to the anniversary can be found in a blog entry from Chris DiBona.

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