I believe there's a very significant advantage in terms of open source  
reputation, for using a major repository facility rather than rolling  
your own.  Indeed, one of the grants ECJ received early on was  
predicated on migrating to one of these facilities!


On Aug 19, 2010, at 2:29 PM, P. Chewning Toulmin wrote:

> Can't you just install Subversion on GMU's system?  What other  
> advantages are there to using Google Code other than Subversion?
> Quoting Mark Coletti <[log in to unmask]>:
>> On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 2:13 PM, Sean Luke <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> We've been given the green light by folks at Google to migrate  
>>> MASON from
>>> java-dev to Google Code.  I am inclined to do so, not the least of  
>>> which
>>> because it gives us the easiest path to upgrade from CVS to SVN.   
>>> Google
>>> Code also supports Mercurial, but I'm not sure that'd be of much  
>>> benefit to
>>> us.  Opinions?
>> I'm all for it.  Maybe people would be less reluctant to use  
>> branches if we
>> were using Subversion.  ;)
>> Cheers,
>> Mark