[TriLUG] Project Space for Linux Distro

Justis Peters justis.peters at gmail.com
Thu Dec 1 12:17:16 EST 2011

Very similar to github, there's gitorious:

There's a lot of useful comparison info between the two here:

I use github, mostly because the other projects I already use are on it. 
Not the best reason, but it worked for me on the day I needed to choose. 
I also use them for client projects and I'm very happy with the support 
and reliability. I have not tried gitorious yet, so I cannot do a direct 

You may also want to visit this page:

Most of these seem focused on more traditionally sized projects. Hosting 
a distro is huge in comparison and could take lots of bandwidth. Of the 
items listed above, gitorious would probably be the easiest to 
repurpose. If nothing else, you can set it up elsewhere on your own domain.

You might consider approaching ibiblio. They're local and they already 
host many distros:

Also remember that bittorrent is your friend in terms of getting large 
content, like a distro, distributed to lots of people efficiently.

Kind regards,

On 12/01/2011 12:07 PM, Keith Woodie wrote:
> Take a look at github.....it's the going popular choice these days.
> On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 11:54 AM, Roy Vestal<rvestal at trilug.org>  wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>   Does anyone have a recommendation for project space for a linux distro or
>> a repository? I've already looked at sourceforge and google. Just looking
>> at what's out there before going forward.
>> And no, I do not want to house this at home.

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