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If you're looking to start an OLPC-related software project, we can provide hosting and related infrastructure services. Your software must be distributed under a license that provides freedom for the users; please stick to the GPL, LGPL or the MIT license unless there's a compelling reason to do otherwise. A more comprehensive guide to software licensing is available.


What we won't host

We don't want to provide hosting for blue-sky projects that will never get off the ground. Generally, you don't need hosting until you have at least some code written. If you feel you're an exception to this, please explain in the "Notes" part of the application.

What we provide

  • one or more source code repositories, via git, the version control system used by the Linux kernel
  • a bug tracker, via Trac
  • a web-based source code repository browser, via gitweb
  • web and file space, either on or on a domain you own for the project (but not a developer's personal domain)
  • mailing lists, via Mailman
  • commit notifications by e-mail
  • shell accounts, as needed
  • other infrastructure services that you request, within reason, such as a blog or a separate project wiki

Hosting takes place on a fast server with lots of disk space and bandwidth. We have standardized on the git version control system, as it's blazingly fast and reasonably simple to use. If you have a compelling reason to use a different VCS, please note this in the "Notes" section.

How to apply

Copy and paste the following application into an e-mail, fill it out, and send it to the devel mailing list. You need to be subscribed to the list to monitor the thread and address any questions or concerns from other developers and staff. If there are no unaddressed objections, we will normally bring your repositories online within 48 hours.

When your application is confirmed

See Importing your project to learn how to move your code into your OLPC repository, and read Using a central git tree to find out how to use git.

The application

Is available at Project hosting application.

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