On 26 July 2013 18:14, Antoine Pitrou email@example.com wrote:
Le Fri, 26 Jul 2013 10:03:26 +0200, Dirkjan Ochtman firstname.lastname@example.org a écrit :
On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 9:50 AM, Antoine Pitrou email@example.com wrote:
(For those that haven't seen it, RhodeCode seems broadly comparable to BitBucket feature wise, but because of the way it is licensed, the source code is freely available to all, and running your own instance is free-as-in-beer for non-profits and open source projects).
By "freely available", do you mean actual open source / free software?
It seems to be licensed under the GPLv3.
Ah, right. Apparently a certain @ncoghlan_dev contributed to that...
Yeah, I've been publicly lamenting the closed source nature of GitHub and BitBucket for a while now, dislike the Allura UI enough that "but it's open source!" wasn't enough to win me over, and most of the other free hosting options don't support Mercurial (or have anything resembling a coherent business model). When RhodeCode brought their hosted version to my attention, it aligned so well with what I had been saying I wanted (a code hosting service making a genuine commitment to openness, with a good user experience and an apparently viable business model) that I felt *obliged* to check it out. While I haven't migrated all my personal repos yet (due to some domain name issues specific to the Hosted version), I was quite happy with the user experience of the tool itself and plan to do that migration eventually :)
As far as the licensing goes, rereading the comments below the licensing announcement as well as the licenses themselves:
1. Versions prior to 2.0 (latest: 1.7.1) are already published under GPLv3 2. RhodeCode 2.0 (aka "RhodeCode Enterprise") will be the first published using a Business Source license 3. The Business Source licensing means that 2.0 *will* become open source under "GPLv2 or later" terms in August 2015 - RhodeCode won't have the option of changing their mind and deciding not to open source it after all. For the next two years, even though the source will be made available, it's not technically an open source project yet, since free usage under the business source license is limited to installations with no more than 20 Active users. More users than that requires a commercial license, which you either pay for, or is offered for free to schools and universities, public open source projects and also for development, environment and human rights NGOs.
I believe Hosted is already running 2.0, so that's the one that impressed me. I'm not sure what 1.7.1 is like, since I have never used it :)