[fpc-pascal] Google Code closing down

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-pascal at telemetry.co.uk
Sat Mar 14 14:00:20 CET 2015

Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
> On Sat, 14 Mar 2015, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:
>> Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
>>> If you haven't seen yet, Google announced that they will be closing
>>> down Google Code. My only concern is that some niche projects used it
>>> and that such code could be lost if not migrated to another service.
>>> So if you have the time and know of a project that needs migration,
>>> please do so. It is always sad to see open source code (no matter how
>>> old) simply lost.
>> I was just about to start using it for something. Now I've got to 
>> start looking for an acceptable alternative- preferably one that 
>> operates by European rules rather than American ones.
> What do you mean by this ? How would these rules differ ?
> I wasn't aware that rules existed ? :)

Google, Sourceforge and most if not all US-located services operate 
strictly according to US regulations and block access to Cuba, Iran and 
so on... it wouldn't surprise me if Russia is back on the shitlist 
before long. Irrespective of my feelings about those regimes, I'd be far 
happier to use a service that operated according to European laws and 

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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