I’ve decided to migrate my projects away from GitHub. A search for free Git alternatives produced the following:
- BitBucket – Unlimited private repositories and free for up to 5 users. Also offers Mercurial.
- GitLab – Unlimited private repositories and private collaborators.
- Gitorious – Offers free public repositories.
- Codeplex – Open source hosting for Git, Mercurial, or Team Foundation Server.
I’ve created a BitBucket account here and I’m looking forward to evaluating the service. I’m also going to carefully review GitLab, though I don’t require more than five collaborators. I’m skipping Gitorious and Codeplex because I use private repositories.
I hope to use this migration to accomplish another goal: getting more of my free-floating code organized into repositories. This migration should be a good opportunity to do so.