Every day, it seems, another Perl module is posted up to GitHub. Collaboration, of course - great stuff!
But it got me thinking about why everyone is settling on GitHub. Surely not just the fact it's all web two point oh, combined with groupthink. What happened to poor old SourceForge, the previously canonical location for open source software on the web?
I wanted a bit more infrastructure for one of my own CPAN hosted modules, so went to look at GitHub. The first thing which struck me was the lack of mail list support, so in fact GitHub turned out to be a non-starter.
Having not visited SourceForge in a while, I found the site has had quite a nice front-end facelift, along with a bunch of new features.
Yes, there is actually git support (and bazaar, svn, mercurial, cvs). There's also a wiki, forums, image gallery, issue tracker, blog, and much more, if you want.
So I was left feeling a little underwhelmed by GitHub, but SourceForge at first glance seems to offer all the infrastructure I need instead.
Any comments on what I have missed? Would anyone who consciously chose GitHub over SourceForge like to comment?