Personally, I love GitHub. And I try to promote it as much as I can, and I’ve even got a few organizations setup their repositories there. However, I am still asked once in a while for a good alternative. These work either for people who don’t have the money to pay for GitHub’s private repositories, or who are required to keep their code in-house.
Here are a few alternatives to the GitHub hosting service. There are two types of software: locally installed software and hosted. These are decent for smaller companies that don’t have the budget for licensing a hosted service.
Free Local Install
- gitlabhq.com – this project looks really good, with new releases every month.
- gitorious – solid, free alternative to GitHub.
Also, have a look at Sourcegraph, which you can host yourself or pay for a hosted service.