Codeberg e.V.
TypeEingetragener Verein,
NGO.,[1]
Non-profit organization
HeadquartersBerlin, Germany
Services
Membership
401[4]
Revenue
€240 per week (2024)[5]
Expenses€1050 per month (2022)[6]
Staff
1 part-time (2022)[6]
Websitehttps://codeberg.org

Codeberg e.V. is a nonprofit organization that provides online resources for software development and collaboration.

About

According to its bylaws, Codeberg e.V. is organized as a non-profit, collaborative organization. Its primary goals are to provide services for the development and distribution of free/libre content and Free and open-source software (FOSS).[7]

Codeberg e.V. is funded through donations.[8]

In January 2019, Codeberg e.V. launched with an initial 25 members and began publishing monthly newsletters on the status of its main project Codeberg.org.[9]

The organization selected the European Union for their headquarters and computer infrastructure, due to members' concerns that a software project repository hosted in the United States could be removed if a malicious actor made bad faith copyright claims under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.[10]

Codeberg.org

Codeberg.org
A screenshot of a Codeberg repository
Type of site
Collaborative development environment
FoundedJanuary 2019; 5 years ago (2019-01).[11]
Predecessor(s)TeaHub[12]
HeadquartersArminiusstraße 2 - 4, 10551 Berlin[13],
Area servedWorldwide
Industry
URLcodeberg.org
RegistrationOptional (required for creating and joining repositories)
UsersOver 89,000 (as of January 2024)[14]
LaunchedJanuary 1, 2019; 5 years ago (2019-01-01)[15]
Current statusActive

Codeberg.org is a Forgejo-based collaborative development environment maintained by Codeberg e.V.[16][17]

In addition to the core software forge and bug tracker functionality provided by Forgejo, Codeberg has over time introduced related services such as Codeberg Pages (a basic web hosting service for projects hosted on Codeberg), a Weblate translation server, and CI/CD features via Woodpecker CI.

As of January 2024, Codeberg hosts over 110,000 open-source projects by over 89,000 users.[14]

History

After Microsoft's 2018 purchase of GitHub, developers Holger Wächtler, Thomas Boerger, and David Schneiderbauer forked software forge software Gitea with a project called TeaHub.[18][19][20]

Codeberg.org launched in January 2019.[15][13] After one month, the Codeberg e.V. organization had 25 members, and Codeberg.org hosted 333 repositories with 379 users.[21]

As of December 2022, the Codeberg.org website uses Forgejo,[22][23] a software fork of the Gitea software forge.

Reception

In 2020, Ade Malsasa Akbar wrote in a review for ubuntubuzz.com that he believed anybody from the FLOSS community would be interested in Codeberg, especially those looking for a GitHub alternative.[24]

In June 2022 the Software Freedom Conservancy's "Give Up Github" campaign (in response to the GitHub Copilot licensing controversy) promoted Codeberg as an alternative to GitHub.[25] As a result, Codeberg gained increased visibility in the open-source community,[26][27] and a number of major open source projects migrated to Codeberg.[28][29][30]

See also

References

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  2. ^ "What is Codeberg?". Codeberg.org. Codeberg e.V. Archived from the original on 30 June 2023. Retrieved 15 January 2024.
  3. ^ "Codeberg Pages". Codeberg.org. Codeberg e.V. Archived from the original on 16 January 2024. Retrieved 15 January 2024.
  4. ^ "Letter from Codeberg: November 2023". Codeberg.org. Codeberg e.V. Archived from the original on 13 January 2024. Retrieved 15 January 2024.
  5. ^ "Donate to codeberg". Liberapay.org. Liberapay. Archived from the original on 16 January 2024. Retrieved 15 January 2024.
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  22. ^ "Codeberg launches Forgejo". 2022-12-15. Archived from the original on 2023-02-08. Retrieved 2023-01-28.
  23. ^ "Codeberg launches Forgejo – Gitea fork". Hacker News. Archived from the original on 2023-06-30. Retrieved 2023-06-30.
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  25. ^ "Give Up GitHub!". Software Freedom Conservancy. 2022-06-29. Archived from the original on 2022-12-28. Retrieved 2023-06-30.
  26. ^ "Codeberg a GitHub Alternative From Europe". 2022-10-17. Archived from the original on 2023-06-30. Retrieved 2023-06-30.
  27. ^ Akbar, Ade Malsasa. "An Adventure in Codeberg.org - A Review by A Non-Programmer". Ubuntu Buzz. Archived from the original on 2023-06-30. Retrieved 2023-06-30.
  28. ^ "Libreboot Git repositories now on Codeberg (RIP Notabug)". Libreboot. 2023-04-08. Archived from the original on 2023-06-30. Retrieved 2023-06-30.
  29. ^ "Gadgetbridge Move to codeberg.org complete". Freeyourgadget blog. Archived from the original on 2023-05-31. Retrieved 2023-06-30.
  30. ^ "One year since we moved to CodeBerg.org". Peppermint OS. 2022-09-20. Archived from the original on 2023-06-30. Retrieved 2023-06-30.