Thoughts about different Version Control Systems

Version Control Systems became very popular in the last years. We as Free Software Advocates should be aware of the different platforms, projects and companies in this sector. Therefore, we collect some thoughts about popular services and their alternatives.

Single VCS solutions


Why is GitHub so popular?



Other solutions

Recommendations: - If a program belongs to a bigger community (KDE, Gnome, Apache, GNU), host it on their platforms to increase synergy effects - If it's something different, look at Free Software platforms (see above). If your project gets bigger, you'll need an own website, wiki or mailing list anyway. So why not an own git repository from the beginning? - If even that is no solution, look at or but be aware of the downsides!

Possible ways to improve situation: - Creating a multiplexer: 1 client for many networks and platforms - More initiative of people to pay for (Free Software) services - More ways to connect decentral instances to increase visibility for a project