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Issue 1829: Provide support for proprietary licensed projects with private access.
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Reported by, Nov 9, 2008
What new or enhanced feature are you proposing?
For fee hosting of Commercial Proprietary software projects.

What goal would this enhancement help you achieve?
I run a small consultancy in Atlanta, GA.  I am looking for a good on line resource to host my 
projects.  I, of course, expect to pay for this service.  There are many but few have the features, 
integration and ease of use that Google code has.  I use Google Apps for Domains to host my email 
and chat server already.  Since my needs are small I have not upgraded to an enterprise account.  If 
Google Code were provided in that way or separately I would be very much inclined to purchase 
that service.

Nov 10, 2008
I will be also interested.
If the repository will be distributed (like Git) it will be interested to also store
a source code at Google server maybe. If not it will be very helpful to have wiki,
downloads, issues etc. on public server so users could use it. We already have a
domain registered with Google so it will be nice if it will be part of it.

Of course it should be payed service.
Nov 15, 2008
I'm also interested.

I agree on all of the above.
Nov 16, 2008
I would utilize this service as well. The pay to play web based repository services
that are available now are lacking the 'google' polish.
Nov 16, 2008
 Issue 1850  has been merged into this issue.
Nov 20, 2008
I am looking to start up a small project with the possibility of commercialization if
everything goes well.

Online source control seems like the future to me, and has
everything(and more) that I am looking for, aside from some kind of private option
for small commercial endeavors. 

I love open source, and google has, once again, done a great job here, but we need a
commercial license agreement, and private access. 

I would expect to pay for this kind of service. 

Nov 29, 2008
I would also be interested in fee hosting of Commercial Proprietary software projects.

Dec 2, 2008
Google Code is an excelent tool. Need it for my private projects.

Dec 3, 2008
There is a similar issue, let's mark one as duplicate.
Status: Reviewed
Owner: azmatalipasha
Dec 4, 2008
Issue #281.  Seems related in that Google Sites for project communication, code hosting, and source control 
would be good to have in one package.

Dec 10, 2008
I too am interested. Looking for a place to host subversion for not-necessarily-open-source code projects. 
Would be great to get Google Code's behavior without having to decide to open source all the code upfront.

I use Google Apps and an enterprise account, but would pay for a subversion hosting service @ Google 
Dec 18, 2008
good idea. I'm also in favor of this!
Dec 26, 2008
#12 tonilounavarro
Yeah, it would be great.

I use Google Apps and I've been looking for some time for an issue tracker as simple 
as the one from Google Code.

It would be great for reporting *all-purpose* issue tracking, not just for code-
related ones.

So please, release Google Code for Google Apps. Or at least your simple and 
effective issue tracking tool
Jan 8, 2009
I'd like that too
Jan 12, 2009
I am also interested in such a service.

Steven Punte
Test Lens
Principle and Founer
Feb 3, 2009
This gets my vote as well... please allow privacy.  The issue tracker is a great tool
for general, simple project / task management
Feb 3, 2009
 Issue 2161  has been merged into this issue.
Mar 2, 2009
#17 sekati
+1 - This would be great And/Or packaging google code or even just the issue tracker
as a piece of software developers could use on private/not ready for primetime
projects (Most OS offerings for issue trackers like Bugzilla/Trac are overkill or
just too difficult for PM's and frustrating for developers).

It'd be a "My Hero" type situation to be able to run google issue tracker privately.
Mar 10, 2009
We looking for a place to host documentation/issues for a web API we're developing as
well as open source that uses the API (client libraries), but we still want to have
the ability to create private issues so that we can track internal issues (behind the
API) we're not interested in sharing with/shouldn't concern users together with
public issues so we can make a collective assessment of all issues. Also, we're
thinking we'll want to work on internal versions of API version proposals before
pushing them out publicly for comments so that we don't find ourselves awash in
comments on issues we understand (a problem we experience on our forums).

Mar 18, 2009
I'd like this too
May 7, 2009
I'm particularly interested in the issue tracking tool. I would not like to share
this with just anyone. It would be nice to be able to make a group of users who can
have access.

That would be a dream.
May 11, 2009
I'll be glad if google can provide that for free depending on the project size.
May 12, 2009
 Issue 2604  has been merged into this issue.
May 14, 2009
I'd use it!
May 28, 2009
#25 CDWaddell
I am interested in having a fee based project management/code repository through
google code.
May 28, 2009
i'm too. with cheap prices ;-)
Jun 1, 2009
I agree with all above!!
Jun 4, 2009
 Issue 2681  has been merged into this issue.
Jun 9, 2009
#29 bdimpe
I create a lot of code that I do not consider ready for release or open viewing, it
would be nice to be able to have either a small/tiny amount of storage for
personal/private projects, or to pay for such access.
Jun 17, 2009
I don't particularly care about hosting proprietary code, but some kind of private
project type is also needed for open source projects.  It doesn't make sense to start
an open source project completely in the open from scratch because the initial mess
will put people off.  

Right now, we have to run our own internal repositories until the code is ready for
release, and then we have to shift everybody to Google Code if we want public hosting.

I think this may not have been much of an issue for Google Code starting out because
the initial projects checked in have likely been ongoing projects migrated from
Sourceforge and/or private repositories.  But the way it is, Google Code really
discourages starting new projects.

Forcing projects to be open from day zero also lowers the apparent overall code
quality on Google Code, since many projects may not move beyond the initial stages
and then become abandoned.  It would be better if those projects weren't even visible.

Jun 17, 2009
I couldn't disagree more.  The world is littered with half-written junky code;  that's no reason to hide it.  Just 
don't *advertise* your project till it's ready.  If someone happens to discover it by accident, make the front page 
clear that there's no running code yet, just experimental mess.  In my experience, people don't run away 
screaming from immature projects (not if they're properly labeled, at least) -- it's that people run *towards* 
mature projects.  Trying to hide a project until it's "not embarrassing" is just a form of insecurity, and I don't 
think it should be encouraged.

Jun 30, 2009
 Issue 2785  has been merged into this issue.
Aug 3, 2009
I have a Google Apps Enterprise account for my business and I would absolutely love
it if there was support for private projects.  There is just so much
synergy that can go along with Google Apps -- it would really help increase the
productivity of a lot of businesses.  

We plan on releasing our code as open source in the future, but we're first working
on creating a working release and associated business model, so a private repository
and general project management environment is a necessity.  I suspect there are many
others in exactly our position.  

I would gladly pay an additional fee for this support.
Aug 11, 2009
#34 scarfet
Can I also vote for the amazing general issue management type stuff in gcode to be 
hived out and made available in another tool where you can set a private flag.
Sep 2, 2009
I would love this feature.  I am starting a University Industry collaboration and
would like to share code with the company without it being open to the public.  The
pure research parts of the project will be published but the company needs to be able
to keep their IP private.
Sep 11, 2009
Im interested in this. Starting a new project to a close group of developers but cant
afford setting up a pro system.
Sep 16, 2009
It would be great for starting up or small companies.
Sep 17, 2009
I would also gladly pay for this service.
Oct 4, 2009
Nov 4, 2009
Nov 9, 2009
Also very interested in this feature and would gladly pay.
Nov 9, 2009
Would sign up and pay for google apps in a sec if I could integrate the issue
tracker.  Currently using trac, but it's not as nice as the google code issue tracker.
Nov 12, 2009
(No comment was entered for this change.)
Nov 13, 2009
#44 T.Delenikas
I would also pay for having a "closed" google code project (I am currently paying for
a small VPS for this reason).
Nov 13, 2009
#45 marcello.sales
I definitely would be interested in a more complete set up of Google Code integrated 
with other products such as the Google Apps Enterprise... No more third-party version-
control, when I also use Google App Engine for deployment, Google Sites, Google 
Groups, as also described by Issue 2651.
Nov 30, 2009
I too agree on having google code for google apps aka google code for private
business needs. It would be really great to have all the benefits of google code for
private apps. Ya, I'm willing to pay for it.
Dec 7, 2009
I was hoping to use google code to keep track of revision histories for a training
manual that we publish in multiple languages...will have to just use a google doc for
now.  Please enable this for google apps users!  It would be very useful.
Dec 25, 2009
I'd be interested in using the two-factor authentication from Google Apps even for
open source projects hosted on Google (possibly another advantage of Google Apps
Jan 15, 2010
I am also interested in this feature.
Jan 19, 2010
Jan 20, 2010
Not to belabor the requests and points made above, but the current online hosting 
solutions are critically lacking in end-end services.  File-share and revision, email 
hosting, collaboration, source control, project management and scheduling, calendar, 
etc. - all important services needed to run a productive environment - are disjoint 
and somewhat clunky.  I have my own engineering firm which provides IT and 
engineering services and have long been a proponent of cloud services in order to 
reduce capital expenditures, but need a provider who can do it all.  
Allowing/providing project hosting to remain private under google apps premier solves 
the one headache I always get in the morning: How much software do I have to write 
today to tie together all of the DR, data protection, file management, call center, 
client portals, development environment, collaboration, etc.  I really despise that 
headache.  Google is very close to providing the remaining service(s) to what could 
prove to be cloud-based ERP (with Google Accounting and CRM :-) - I would love to 
finish writing my software using the Google API's and provide my clients a single 
front end to all of this.

As an aside, Google would stand to profit greatly from providing this as a paid 
service and trumping all of the other half-baked providers...not that Google doesn't 
already own North America AND the Atlantic Ocean :-)

Please notify if Google is even considering doing this.

Jan 21, 2010
Thanks for your response. What you've asked for is not trivial, but something that we 
will consider along with the other features that have been requested on this issue 
Jan 30, 2010
I also would like to see a google code repository as part of my suite of private google 
Feb 2, 2010
This would be a good service.  Please let us know if there is any plan for
Feb 3, 2010
I've been waiting patiently for this feature for a very long time. There are other 
private hosting services out there, but they are very flaky compared to what Google 
could offer.
Feb 10, 2010
I would also be interested in a private (paid-for) Google Code service.

I am currently developing an open source library but I wish for it to remain closed
source until it is fully developed as I do not wish to get bad press for a partially
written library. I would rather develop in private and move to the public repository
when my code is 'done'. I would be willing to pay for this service.

Feb 14, 2010
#57 danny.tuppeny
I'm also prepared to pay for private hosting here.

I already have an open source project, and I'd much prefer to keep all my code in one 
place, regardless of whether it's private or open source.
Feb 21, 2010
As an existing apps customer, I would like to see this folded into the offering... 
Feb 27, 2010
please add the commercial feature
Mar 3, 2010
"The world is littered with half-written junky code;  that's no reason to hide it."

No, but there are many other reasons, like the need to publish academic papers before 
the code is published, the need to perform internal code and license reviews, to 
avoid having to support temporary code, to maintain a commercial version alongside an 
open source version, etc.  

And Google understands those reasons full well, because Google's own open source 
projects have been hosted privately before being made public, and some of Google's  
own open source projects continue to be maintained privately and are synchronized  
against the public Google Code repository only every now and then.

Developing open source projects privately for a while is widespread and common 
practice in industry, including at Google.  Google should consider supporting it for 
everybody as part of Google Code.
Mar 3, 2010
should be natural to support private version.
Mar 30, 2010
I am also interested in such a service.

piero sbarato

Mar 30, 2010
#64 danny.tuppeny
Google Google Google... People want to give you money - for a relatively small 

It doesn't make sense not to do it! It's not like it's hard for you to take payment 
when you have Google Checkout!
Apr 5, 2010
I would love the ability to host private projects as well. I'll pay for it, please hook 
me up!
Apr 5, 2010
I'm also interested.

I agree on all of the above.

I'll pay for it.
May 1, 2010
I also need private host.
May 3, 2010
I'm also interested.

May 8, 2010
Yes... I'd like to !
May 20, 2010
plz vote for this issue!
May 23, 2010
While you're at it, please consider including Google Code with Google Apps for
Education, it would be a great tool for programming students to use for homework, but
fine-grained privacy controls (like Google Docs) would be very important to limit
access by other students.

Jun 2, 2010
Would be great to see google code ported to google apps for private management.
Jun 8, 2010
Vote one... not all the code is valuable to the public, not all the code can be shared with public. Each user can only create up to 10 projects right? So I don't think there would be too many private projects. 
Maybe user needs to input some justification before he can change his project to private... Something like that.
Jun 11, 2010
Yes please!
Jun 14, 2010

It would ne nice to have a private access to my project, actually, I've just created a project then I realize that EVERYONE can have access to my repository..

No way :)  
Jun 16, 2010

In my case I want to make my project public but not until it is in a workable stage.  Then I would like to flip the switch so anyone can view the source.  This simple issue is keeping me from using google code at all.  It is easily the best and definitely easier than running your own SVN, which I already do but I enjoy the features of google code and wanted to use it.
Jun 16, 2010
@shinhalsafar If your project is opensource from the beginning, then why does it matter if it's "workable" before people can see it?  Do you really believe people will care?  I know that if I accidentally discovered a project that had *no* visible code, I'd think it was dead, compared to a project that had half-written code.  :-)

Another solution is to just use mercurial instead of subversion.  Then you can do all your work on your 'local' repository on disk, and only replicate it up to googlecode when you think it's ready for others to see.

(Note that this comment of mine has nothing to do with private-hosting, or whether that's a good idea or not.  There are still plenty of legitimate use-cases for private hosting, such as doing proprietary/commercial software development.  But being embarrassed about your open source code doesn't seem like a good use case for privacy.  :-) )

Jun 16, 2010

++ private
++ would pay for it

Jun 16, 2010
 Issue 1371  deals with private access for open source projects and it was rejected.

This issue is related to adding a "for fee" service, possibly tied to Google Apps for Domains, that provides Google Code functionality to proprietary licensed projects.

Example use cases are:

* Proprietary Licensed Commercial Product
* Work for Hire projects.
* Internal Projects

This issue was not intended to track or advocate the invalid proposition that Open Source projects should at any time be "private".

Jun 16, 2010
how do i unsuscribe from these comments
Jun 16, 2010
#81 justin.forest
Please excuse me for being off the topic, but those who get irritated by the "mee too" comments might want to star issue 4107, which proposes adding a way to mute noisy issues and only receive comments by project members.
Jun 19, 2010
This issue is some 18 months old with over 160 crying voices. Please don't ignore us, Dear Google.

I support this idea, too.

Jun 19, 2010
Well, by all means add your name to the list if you agree, but i wouldn't expect any kind of resolution unless there is a regime change at Google.

The google employees in charge of Google Code have already made it pretty clear that this is a religion to them and they are its high priests. They won't even let projects use OSF approved licenses that don't meet their own personal approval and agenda.  I doubt they will give any on a commercial usage.

Jun 19, 2010
I put my name down on this issue months ago. In the meantime I recommend GitHub. They allow closed source projects for a monthly fee. I am incubating my open source project there until I am ready to support it.
Jun 20, 2010
@jeffpk I agree with you; Google created many useful tools to ease collaboration, like Docs, Calendar, Groups, Gmail, and so on, but for example there's no Issue Tracking tool that would work in smaller, non-public groups. And the tool is readily available, but not included in that collaboration package. I miss Issue Tracking and Wiki the most (and I don't think I can-or want-to replace them with Spreadsheet and Doc, respectively). There are some simple tools in Google Sites that can be used instead, but they are not as flexible as those in Google Code.

It's not necessarily about change in Google Code policy, maybe it's about code reuse, where they would just copy their mechanisms to some other place (maybe Google Sites), letting us use them with different policy.

Hoping for a change :-)
Jun 20, 2010
#86 g.rodola
> The google employees in charge of Google Code have already made it pretty clear that 
> this is a religion to them and they are its high priests.

I think the real problem must be searched somewhere else.
There are hundreds of issues opened years ago, with a lot of stars and people which keep asking for feature X to be implemented but this never happens.
Starring issues doesn't even make sense anymore since Google doesn't put enough effort to actively support Google Code service and respond to user requests.
Aside from little changes which appear from time to time Google Code is a good static hosting service which is not actively maintained/enhanced. That's all.
Jun 20, 2010
Please, no more Google-bashing.

Sorry that folks have the perception that this product is unstaffed, but we've scaled up from 4 to 10 engineers who have been actively working on Google Code Project Hosting over  the last four years.  We launched in 2006 with nothing but svn and an issue tracker.  We later added Downloads, then a Wiki.  We made endless scalability and speed improvements to the issue tracker.  We added mercurial support last year, writing our own hg implementation on top of bigtable.  We then spent a year rewriting the svn-on-bigtable implmentation to be 10x faster and replicated across datacenters.  And we just launched our first domain-specific instance of project hosting (/a/ last month.  We've also spent a tremendous amount of work re-doing the overall architecture to go faster and be more reliable;  it's a huge amount of work to operate this large a service at this scale.  So it's fairly insulting to say that the product isn't maintained/enhanced.  While we'd like to make user-visible enhancements more quickly, it's very difficult to do when so much effort must be spent on the infrastructure itself.

We're definitely listening to all the feedback in this tracker.  Each day we respond to dozens of direct user emails every day on the googlegroup mailing list, and dozens of bugs in this list.  Just because we haven't rolled out <your favorite feature X> doesn't mean nobody's home;  we use the starring system as a gauge of what's important to our users, and we've historically acted on it.  For example, the #1 most starred issue used to be "add a distributed version control system", and so we did.  We're well aware of how many people have starred this issue as well.  

The simple fact is:  Google has a policy of not preannouncing new features.  No Googler is going to come in here and say "yes, we're implementing private/commercial project hosting for you!".  But please don't assume we're ignoring this issue or any other.

As for "open source religion":  in terms of the current product, yes, it's currently for open source only.  We're fairly adamant about enforcing this because a large number of people seem to use it as a generic file-hosting service.  If we're going to be donating storage and bandwidth resources for free, we want to make sure it's *only* happening for a good cause like open source development.  That current policy does *not* preclude the possibility of offering paid commercial hosting someday, however.

Jun 20, 2010
@jeffPpk, there are posts on this issue and on other issues that indicate google is considering adding this as a service.  However, there are many issues to resolve before anything like that can go forward.  I think most of us are software engineers and you should know that adding security controls to an application is no trivial task.  Beyond the technical there are the leagal issues.  Right now, what is their liability if they lose your project's data?  Probably zero.  But if they are providing the hosting as paid service and ensuring backups, they establish a liability.  Not to say they don't have similar liabilities with Google Docs, just that they would clearly need to be addressed.  Lastly, they have to consider what sort of income all that effort will bring in. 

In the end, adding your name to the list helps them understand whether there is a market for what we are asking for.  I do not believe that this issue is falling on deaf ears.

If, as you say, OSS is a religion with the team that runs this, why isn't the code for GoogleCode open source?
Jun 20, 2010
@sussman , thanks for the reply.

I think the majority of us in here are not Google bashing and we are using the star system as intended. I did also suggest where users can find an alternative service until Google might one day add the feature (or not).

I also agree with @danapsimer that it is certainly non-trivial to take an open service and add in security features and that it may also take analysis to work out if the development effort is even cost effective based on demand.

Its obvious to (almost) everyone that Google does not treat open source as a religion. Google has plenty of internal closed-source projects including projects that might one day become open-source and some that never will. Google is committed to open standards and does open source many projects but Google is not 100% open-source. Nothing wrong with that at all.

Anyway, no Google bashing here, and as I said earlier, GitHub is available in the meantime so this debate need not get heated. Google likes to surprise with new features announced with day one availability. I can deal with that.
Jun 20, 2010
The reason the code for Project Hosting isn't itself open source is because it's written on top of a mountain of completely proprietary code -- Google has its own self-created ecosystem of hardware, and incredibly specialized software layers to support it.  Open-sourcing this product's code would be fairly useless -- you'd see dependencies on endless libraries which we *can't* open source.  (And even if we did, nobody has the hardware ecosystem to support them anyway!)

That said, Google does release a boatload of other open source code.  Search for projects with the 'google' label on this site:
Jun 20, 2010
@takapa Yes, you're right, I shouldn't let myself get worked up by a noisy minority.  :-)
Jun 20, 2010
Phrases like "google bashing" of themselves are inflammatory labels and
speak to religious thinking.

I am merely relating a point of fact as to demonstrated attitude on the part
of those who run Google Code.

Try searching AGPL in the bugs if you want evidence straight from the mouth
of the people in charge of Google code as to their attitude and position.
 They make no bones abt the fact that they consider themselves the only and
proper arbitersof what is an "acceptable" license for open source at Google
Jun 20, 2010
@sussman, you guys have made a great service here, thanks for all your hard work! Don't worry about noisy complainers.
Jun 20, 2010
You can see progress that our team is making on the WhatsNew wiki page.  There's actually quite a lot of progress there.  Without pre-announcing anything, I can tell you that we are also doing a lot to improve quality, reliability, security, and scalability behind the scenes.  All those things are prerequisites for this issue anyway.

Jun 20, 2010
I appreciate that Google Code is for open source and find Google Code enormously useful.  

I just want to point out again that the assumption that all open source development can always be carried out in open repositories doesn't work.  In fact, many of Google's own open source projects provide ample evidence for that, since they aren't developed in open repositories either.  This has nothing to do with being ashamed of one's code or anything like that; it has to do with code reviews, research publications, disclosures, security checks, and porting efforts.  There are a whole bunch of potential open source projects that we're hosting internally and probably will never put on Google Code because trying to figure out how to set up a workflow that involves Google Code and yet meets other requirements is too much work.

Maybe possible solution would be to allow the creation of temporary private repositories; that is, allow people to create repositories and clones that are private for a limited amount of time (say, up to a year or two) and then automatically become public.

Jun 20, 2010
@tmbdev, I hate to harp on this but this issue in no way addresses the scenario you are talking about.  This issue is requesting a for fee service to host commercially licensed content.  The scenario you are talking about is unrelated because what you are requesting is free & closed, this issue is asking for paid & closed.  Right now all google code offers is free & open.

I agree with google that open source software should always be open and freely accessible.  However, if you are dead set against developing a piece of software in the open, then use a Mercurial repo and make a clone at a private location.  There are many ways to collaborate with private clones over the network.  Simply providing SSH access to where your private clone is stored can give a small group of well known committers access to a "private" version of the source.  Then when you are ready, just push your changes from your private shared repo to the main google code repo.  Easy peasy.

However, this strategy has no bearing on nor is usable for commercially licensed projects.   Since the code, issues, and wiki would all need to remain closed and have strict visibility and modification access controls.
Jun 21, 2010
Everything fine, private e-mails, docs, calendar, videos, but how it's possible that there is no private repositories for companies?

Jun 21, 2010
@danapsimerjr, paid&closed does solve our problem.  I think I addressed your other points in my message.
Jun 21, 2010
@tmbdev, granted, you could use a paid service to do what you want but that is not what most people want when they ask for private repos in open source projects.  What I would not want to happen is for this issue to become another discussion of the merits of private repos for open source projects that are hosted for free.  That issue has already been discussed and rejected by Google.

free & open is the use case that the current google code addresses very well.
free & closed(or partially closed) is another, that google has stated they will not support.
paid & closed is my use case and should not be confused with free & closed.

@sussman & @jrobb,  It is good to hear that many of the features necessary to move to a commercial hosting service are coming into place.  I hope this means that later on down the line you folks will be announcing the new service.
Jun 22, 2010
I'm in favour! Please give us private svn "hosting"
Jul 7, 2010
There is also the issue of namespace clutter. While I agree that I would never need a "free & closed" repo, I do think that having all repositories in a single global namespaces creates an unnecessary barrier to entry. Other open hosting sites list projects under, which prevents namespace clutter and encourages users release code earlier during development. Google Code already provides clones, which are very similar to what would be desired here.

I realize this is really a separate issue from private hosting--maybe this should be entered as a new issue in the tracker if it hasn't already?
Jul 11, 2010
I would definitely like to see Google-hosted private code repositories, perhaps a multi-tiered service, with a small amount of storage for free, and paid plans for higher requirements such that people can grown into the paid plans as needed.
I wouldn't mind having 500 MB or a 1 GB taken from my unused Gmail storage to be used for my private code repositories.
Jul 29, 2010
A paid service with more space and no restrictions on licensing would be nice. 
Aug 3, 2010
Very interested in such a svc, if Google was to offer it.
Aug 4, 2010

 I too am in need of private repositories - there is code I wish to track , but not publicized.  

 There are experimental code files that need SVN based project management that - in no what whatsoever - can the code be released ( very personal , very private - in competition with 'locals' on my plane ).

 Business Premium options, as well as possible closed source options are what I would like to see - as I would likely use both Paid and Free  closed source project hosting in addition to the opensource projects currently available.

 In the end, simply accommodating all needs, instead of just the shared ones...

 I am also in agreement with Comment #31

Aug 17, 2010
Need it too, it will be very useful
Aug 28, 2010
Sep 8, 2010
 Issue 4384  has been merged into this issue.
Sep 10, 2010
 Issue 4392  has been merged into this issue.
Sep 10, 2010
This would be nice to have.
Sep 10, 2010
@danapsimerjr "I hate to harp on this but this issue in no way addresses the scenario you are talking about."  

Well, other issues got merged into this one, you know.

"The scenario you are talking about is unrelated because what you are requesting is free & closed, this issue is asking for paid & closed."

What difference does it make if you pay (paid) or don't pay (free) for your hosting?  If you read the context, "free" doesn't refer to "free software" but to "you don't have to pay for hosting".

"However, if you are dead set against developing a piece of software in the open, then use a Mercurial repo and make a clone at a private location. ... Easy peasy"

If that were so easy, why don't you do that yourself?  Why would anybody use Google Code?  

In fact, that's what we have been doing.  It means having no bug tracking, no user management, and a switchover and confusion when code does go public.

No, we want a one-stop solution for all our hosting needs, closed source and open source, with a single interface and single user management.  If Google can't provide that, we're probably going to move our open source projects somewhere else as well at some point.
Sep 30, 2010
Oct 9, 2010
Oct 17, 2010
I am a personal developer that would like to have google code for a small projects that I need private
Oct 17, 2010
I am a personal developer that would like to have google code for a small projects that I need private
Oct 21, 2010
I would like to see a version of 'google code' released for Google Apps customers to provide private project access to people within my google apps domains.
Oct 24, 2010
We are a group of developers working remotely on a small project for profit. Would like to host our project on a reliable site. What better than Google?
Nov 2, 2010
Private access would be great!
Nov 12, 2010
still looking forward to a way to host private projects on g-code
Nov 17, 2010
The big issue is this goes against their FAQ. They said they will never allow for a completely private (no-one can view your code) svn. I am bummed about this because I would like (as well as others) google code to be an option for students, but with anyone being able to see your code other people from the same class could copy your work, which is an issue. That is the main reason I would like to see at least no-one to be able to see your code, but other members.
Nov 17, 2010
I can't imagine why Google does not provide such a service for paid business customers. If it doesn't happen soon, I may be left with no choice but Amazon!
Dec 15, 2010
#125 rogerbinns
Another Google apps for domains customer.  We currently use bitbucket but the ticket system sucks, yet another authentication system (even if you use openid you have to create a new username and password), no code review etc.  The functionality on Google code is a perfect match for our needs.
Dec 16, 2010
I'd pay
Jan 4, 2011
private hosting untill ready to be made public, I am for it. 

Jan 5, 2011
I fully expect that a commercial source repo hosted with google will be better than any competitor.  This is something I would like to see.
Jan 18, 2011
I'd pay for this feature also !
Jan 18, 2011
I too would like to see this - I already have a domain registered with google and private code-repository would be great for my needs !
Jan 19, 2011
Please add private repos. When we do work for clients, we care not allowed to share the code. We would pay.
Jan 21, 2011
very important. something Google could really garner some goodwill from....
Jan 22, 2011
I would really use this feature if it was available, for all my private projects, at the moment I pretty much have all else at google like docs etc... This would really make my life easier.
Jan 22, 2011
I suggest adding private hosting option!!!!!!!!!!! Where there is a need fill it and you find your self with more customers!
Jan 22, 2011
I think private projects should be an option. Like Google docs.
Jan 27, 2011
I would exclusively use Google Code if I could make at least 'some' of my projects/code private. I am quite happy for the majority of my projects to be public, but there are some libraries that I would like to keep private.

As this is currently not possible, it looks like I have to look for alternative code hosting which is a shame.
Jan 29, 2011
Dear Santa Claus,

Please add private repo support.

Thank you Santa!

[ simon.cpu ]
Feb 7, 2011
This would be a great supplement to the Google Apps suite available free to small businesses.  As those businesses grow, tiered pricing could be applied like the other enterprise products.  Besides, competitors (i.e. Atlassian/Bitbucket) are already doing this.
Feb 8, 2011
Having svn hosting (or git), as part of the Apps suite would be wounderful Maybe a limit if two repositories until fees ?
I'd move thre client immedeately as am using sites/docs/calendar/email etc and do not enjoy running my own svn 
Feb 11, 2011
I'm also interested.
Feb 14, 2011
Also interested.
Feb 14, 2011
I would pay for a hosted google talk.
Feb 15, 2011
I would also be interested in this.
Feb 16, 2011
So what's the problem google? Make a private area for $5/month and than you will get more users more projects and more priority in code hosting. I will use a private service, too.
Feb 17, 2011
I am interested and will be ok to pay a few bucks or by user fee
Feb 18, 2011
I would pay ~30$ per year per user probably to have unlimited private projects on google code
Feb 21, 2011
I'm against allowing private code.
Feb 23, 2011
Would be a great idea. Additionally it would be great if closed source projects are allowed for academic projects. Especially if you work together with companies which provide their libraries for projects which shouldn't be released to public. 
Feb 28, 2011
400 people starred this issue and noted how they would pay money for an existing Google product if it available for private data.

Don't get your hopes up, Google doesn't make products for a profit you'll have to look elsewhere.
Mar 3, 2011
please add private hosting
Mar 4, 2011
yes please!!!
Mar 4, 2011
Why Page don't make it as google app? Just simply integration...Why not.
Mar 5, 2011
im interested in this too ! 
Mar 6, 2011
definitely interested
Mar 10, 2011
very interested
Mar 12, 2011
Private Google code repositories would be our idea choice. Please implement this!
Mar 15, 2011
very interested too.
Is anymone knows about a release date for this function?
Mar 21, 2011
I am very interested in this too!
Would be a great feature.
Apr 1, 2011
Very interested, as well.
Apr 2, 2011
I'm also interested.

I agree on all of the above.
Apr 4, 2011
I need this too!
Apr 5, 2011
This would be great as I'm a computing student, I'd like to host my projects here, but I need to keep my source code away from classmates prying eyes until after it's been submitted. After which I have no problem and would actually prefer my code to be open source and public for everyone to view, comment and change for everyone's benefit.
Apr 5, 2011
#163 refraction
Also interested :) adding my star
Apr 9, 2011
I'm interested in this too.

Specifically if it is integrated with Google Apps offer
Apr 12, 2011
having the option to host private repositories would be a perfect addition to the current service.
Apr 14, 2011
Having private repos would definitely be very interesting. 

Also, is there an issue for 'please add git support' which I can star?

AND PLEASE - someone get a clue and change the star icon into a "+1" symbol. It would remove 40% of the posts.
Apr 15, 2011
I need it. Code works nicely. Wanna setup private projects for my commercial too.
Apr 20, 2011
I need it.
Apr 20, 2011
Let see it google..why not?
Apr 25, 2011
yes please !
Apr 27, 2011
I would love to see this.  As a very small consultancy getting started, I just want a safe place to keep my clients code without displaying it to the world.  Of course I expect to pay, but many of the services out there are excessively expensive, or are companies I've never heard of so I can't be sure how reliable their service will be.

I don't want to trust all my clients code to a provider and then have them fold three years down the line.  Come on Google, at this to your offerings, I'll go for it!
Apr 27, 2011
#172 ienliven
May 2, 2011
#173 victorwssilva
Two and a half years passed since this issue was created. Come on google guys, you know that as soon as you start to work in this issue, you may easily finish and deliver it in one or two weeks, and it is indeed very profitable, a profit that you are simple ignoring.
May 2, 2011
(No comment was entered for this change.)
May 3, 2011
I need it.
May 3, 2011
Give it to me.
May 7, 2011
May 11, 2011
Interested, please allow this feature in the future.  Google code is far and away my favorite integrated project management tool!
May 12, 2011
Interesting google commercial code hosting (GCCH-GLE-)
Maybe a payment provider build in like Google Checkout and PayPal (others would be interesting too). I would prefer an all-in-one package, for example; something like share-it or esellerate with code hosting and everything around google easily accessible. Dont forget an API, as we (maybe others too) are using custom software for handling issues for the users that want software instead of online. 

- standard google integration
- commercial code hosting
- payment providers (for selling digital content)
- Serial selling possibility
- API for custom uses
- Youtube integration for explaining
- and many more..;)

Google, Thanks!
May 12, 2011
Google please provide hosting of private projects. This is one piece missing from your integrated project management suite.
May 15, 2011
Having seen that there is no interest in fixing [ this], I would also like the option for paid hosting (which I will expect to be more responsive). 
May 24, 2011
May 28, 2011
This gets my vote too!
May 31, 2011
Jun 1, 2011
it would really be good to have a private respository before we open it to public .
Jun 3, 2011
Beta Private Repo -> Commercial Google Code. I completely agree with both the attitude and decision of the original poster!
Jun 6, 2011
Would be very useful.
Jun 9, 2011
My company could be interrested in this as well. 
Jun 10, 2011
Jun 10, 2011

Jun 10, 2011

Jun 10, 2011
#193 Grimshad
I would also like private repositories with the ease of use that Google Code offers.
Jun 13, 2011
I also vote for the private option in the management... 
Jun 20, 2011
Jun 22, 2011
Jun 23, 2011
Google Code is a wonderful platform for my OSS projects. But for commercial puposes I also would like to use Google Code. So anotehr vote for a private option by me.
Jun 23, 2011
#198 DMitskevich
my +1
Jul 6, 2011
Jul 13, 2011
yes please!
Jul 13, 2011
hello... What are you all doing with my account?
Jul 15, 2011
Suggest free for start-up, e.g. 3 members + 1gb storage, then allow cloud computing-like flexibility. +space, +members indepedently at a charge.
Jul 15, 2011
! +1!!
Jul 15, 2011
Interested as well, even if I'm not a professional, I'd be ready to pay a few bucks to host my code on Google Code.
Jul 15, 2011
I sell client-side software to a very small, niche, market for a relatively high per-installation fee. There is no way to sell services or other traditional ways to put food on my table with open source. I need a closed-source repository. I'm on pretty much every other Google bandwagon, would love to jump on this one.
Jul 16, 2011
I would like this as well.
Jul 17, 2011
This would be great, the best project hosting out there.
Maybe bundle with Gapps
Jul 19, 2011
#210 undextrois
i vote for this one :)
Jul 20, 2011
#211 ryryel
i vote too :)
Jul 26, 2011
! +1
Jul 28, 2011
now google support git hosting, if it have an offer for free private hosting and an integration with google+, it will become a cool github concurrent.
Jul 28, 2011
I´m interesting on private hosting on google
Jul 29, 2011
I would like to see this as well
Jul 30, 2011
#216 Toni.Shocker
We would really love private hosting on google code. Honestly I don't trust many of the other "private hosting" sites to share my source code with them.
Plase add such an option
Jul 31, 2011
Indeed, kindly add private project hosting.
Jul 31, 2011
Our small company is also on google apps. Would be so much easier to share code access the same way as for docs and calendar.
Aug 2, 2011

Aug 4, 2011
This would be great but it would also be nice to make it just an option for any project, so that even non-commercial projects could have entire teams working on a private project, for free ofcourse.
Aug 7, 2011
#221 dungpa3
Google has good speed and I need commercial license agreement
Aug 8, 2011
I agree.
Aug 11, 2011
I would also like to see something along these lines.  
Aug 13, 2011
I would also like to have a centralized store for my projects. therefore i could work from everywhere on every computer there is.
this would be very appreciated.
I can allready use google voice to simulate a business phone call from everywhere. 
with a commercial hosting for my projects I could also develop and deliver from everywhere.
this would definitly be awesome.
just imagine how many people today need a global data-store, accessable from everywhere - from a company the customer can trust.

Aug 16, 2011
Please add a commercial version. All my other stuff is hosted on Google (App Engine, email, etc).

Aug 18, 2011
#226 jeanbaptiste.roquefere
One more time, please, add a commercial version, or anything else that could allow a private hosting...
Aug 18, 2011
I will love this too..
Aug 20, 2011
This is the most important feature that Google Code lacks. I hope the right person at Google is reading these comments on this is the only thing preventing me and my company from using Google Code.
Aug 22, 2011
I also need this feature. Thanks in advance.
Sep 1, 2011
would like to use this feature too!
Sep 2, 2011
another one here
Sep 5, 2011
another one here

Sep 9, 2011
Man, a Private Google Code setup with integration with Google Apps could totally transform our business and convert us to 100% Google. I'd drop Redmine, third party Wiki, you name it -- this is a killer concept, G-People, don't drop the ball here.

I love y'alls commitment to Open Source, I really do. But give us Google Apps people some love, yeah?
Sep 12, 2011
Sep 13, 2011
We really would love to have google code access with Google Apps, it really would increase our productivity to have code related tools inside Google Apps.
Sep 13, 2011
We really would love to have google code access with Google Apps, it really would increase our productivity to have code related tools inside Google Apps.
Sep 14, 2011
Please add this feature
Sep 19, 2011
I agree with comment 233. Now that Google Code supports mercurial AND git repos, having the ability to also maintain private projects for our organization would completely transform our workflow for the better. With the code review support that exists already, issue tracking, and web hooks for continuous integration, this would be a total game changer.
Sep 22, 2011
Sep 22, 2011
I am also in agreement that (paid) private repositories should be available.
Sep 23, 2011
I too would pay for a Google Code hosted private Git repository.
Sep 25, 2011
i agree with comment 233
Sep 26, 2011
As an amateur programmer, I find it hard to keep track of my projects, When i found out about Google Code, SVN and Mercurial it sounded rather useful and it is.

For the purpose of keeping a complete backup of my projects, Of which i want to keep private, This is an ideal idea.
Sep 28, 2011
+1 for private Google Code projects
Sep 30, 2011
+1 for this, this would allow to centralize all my work in Google Apps.
Sep 30, 2011
would love it.
Oct 2, 2011
this is needed
Oct 3, 2011
For private projects
Oct 8, 2011
Pretty please? :)
Oct 17, 2011
I agree
Oct 17, 2011
this would be very useful for companies who are willing to pay
Oct 19, 2011
im interested
Oct 19, 2011
x1000.  Interested also
Oct 21, 2011
plus 1 Bill me!

Oct 23, 2011
add me to the list!
Oct 25, 2011
Here's another vote!
Oct 25, 2011
Maybe some kind of private hosting is needed. Just like sometimes we want to work in a private place and show to others when we have done. Maybe reasonable charges can prevent misuse. 
Oct 26, 2011
Plus 1 Me too!

But seriously, Google could easily make a little extra cash by charging for private repos.
Oct 26, 2011
I want a google private SVN!
plus 1 my vote!
Oct 28, 2011
plus 1 my vote too!
Oct 30, 2011
+1, very impatient to use that kind of feature !
Nov 10, 2011
i wanna know this shirt!
Nov 11, 2011
The function suite is a must ... For projects of friends from school or experiments that require logging in to websites with a password. I need this feature, see the code affect the safety of my projects
Nov 12, 2011
+1, very impatient to use private repo with google.
Nov 13, 2011
I would pay for this feature
Nov 14, 2011
#267 SHuYang1988
I need this feature too
Nov 14, 2011
Thats it Im looking for.

Nov 15, 2011
We need this as well.
Nov 17, 2011
Nov 18, 2011
I have google apps... I want private hosting
Nov 22, 2011
I would absolutely LOVE private hosting by Google!
Nov 24, 2011
It is necessary
Dec 1, 2011
Dec 7, 2011
Having private repositories would be a big business enabler for Google (IMHO).

Currently, I have just signed up to BitBucket because they offer UNLIMITED private and public project hosting.  Each private project is FREE for up to 5 registered users.  You pay for more users.

I am a Bazaar user, not Git or Mercurial, so I would also really like to see native Bazaar support (on both and BitBucket).  Currently I have to use a bzr-git or bzr-hg backend to access these services.

WHEN WE SEE PRIVATE REPOSITORIES ????  Is there any plan at all for this ????

Thanks, Brendan.
Dec 9, 2011
i would use it definately
Dec 16, 2011
i would definitely have one or two private projects in production if this was available.
Dec 17, 2011
#281 nokhodian
I also really need this for my private projects right now.
Dec 20, 2011
Ditto on all above :)
Jan 3, 2012
suggest to support private project with less than 1000 files or less than 20M of source files
Jan 4, 2012
Please add this I will give google % ;)

Jan 7, 2012
github decided to take this lunch, and then some. 
Jan 8, 2012
what about having at least private code repositories for Google Apps for Business? 
Jan 11, 2012
just wanted t o add an account not create a program also my name is cc

Jan 14, 2012
I use Google's Services for my business, and with the release of the new Google Business Services, plan to upgrade and pay for these services. However, it does not include business access to Google Code which I find to be an absolute MUST. 
Jan 16, 2012
The reviewed status start from Nov, 2008 till now. The priority is medium.
Just wondering, when the day will come.. Private host is absolutely good feature for Google Apps Business.
At least, give us info. Any info is appreciated...
Jan 20, 2012
i'm interested
Jan 30, 2012
I'm very interested in this. As a CS student I need source control for all of my projects, papers, etc but I can't have them open to the public due to my university's academic integrity policy - in some instances even making your code available can be considered participating in cheating. I would love to use Google for hosting my work but having it be open is just not an option for me.
Feb 1, 2012
I would love this feature
Feb 8, 2012
Would love to see this happen
Feb 8, 2012
Would love to see this happen
Feb 15, 2012
+1 Would like to have this feature!
Feb 15, 2012
I will pay for such a feature ! 
Feb 15, 2012
I would be interested too. Keeping a project private during the initial phase of its development would be useful, for two reasons: (1) people don't like to share a code which is still in a primordial stage; (2) many projects in an immature state would be not visible on Google Code, reducing the overall "noise".
Feb 15, 2012
Me too. I would like to be able to create private projects. But this request is 3 years old, so.....
Feb 16, 2012
M, too. would like ato be able to create a private project for a decided time.

I need to develop an application for courses and publish it when i'm done with it.
Feb 16, 2012
Would pay for this type of service
Feb 18, 2012
This service should be available to Google Apps for Business customer
Feb 19, 2012
I want this feature
Feb 21, 2012
Mar 2, 2012
Come on Google this has been starred 1089 at the time I'm writing this comment... and the issue is not even "Accepted" yet.

This isn't even consistent with your policy : Google App Engine applications can be restricted to administrators or Google Apps Domains.

If applications hosted for free by google can be used privately, why the hell would the source code HAVE TO be public ?!!!
Mar 6, 2012
Ok, 4 years later.... Please can we have private code hosting =]
Mar 13, 2012
#307 f.salvat
I also want this feature.
Mar 13, 2012
Each project starts as a private project and it grows to public if there is a need or purpose for it.  Moreover, Google can charge a small fee if the project does not become Open and it is sold for a profit.  It is a must have feature in my mind, needless to say until the project is stabilized I do not want people to see my ...t 
Thank you,
Mar 14, 2012
This would be a brilliant feature. Paid for hosting is nowhere as nice as google projects, and installing, updating, and backing up my own repository + ticketing + wiki is tedious. 

I host an active open source project but not everything can always be open source, unfortunately, and I'm willing to pay per month and/or per megabyte for good project hosting.

@ivo and others with similar messages: don't be afraid to host unfinished code openly. None of us are perfect and frankly, most code on non-mature projects is not so nice to look at, and I think it will be harder to get people to look at your .... than to get people to not look at it...
Mar 15, 2012
I would love a feature like this, I do allot of freelancing for development companies and sharing project code with version tracking would be awesome.

Maintenance on a SVN server/connection is just distracting

Mar 18, 2012
#311 jianwen.chen
Yes. I think this feature is very important for a project developing. 
Mar 30, 2012
I am looking for a subversion hosting site for my testing tool project, but at this time I only want to allow certain people to see it.  It's a shame google does not allow for private or "invitation only" project hosting.  I'll look elsewhere.
Apr 11, 2012
Interested in this too
Apr 13, 2012
I dont think google gives a flying dookie about what we want. 4年前始まりましたよね。
Apr 20, 2012
We would also love this.  My company would pay for the service.
Apr 20, 2012
im interested in this too, i'm starting some kind of project and i need a online service. off course i would pay for this kind of service...

Apr 27, 2012
What's the point of leaving comments like this when its been 3 years. Google isn't listening. Get over it.
May 1, 2012
I would love SVN from Google.
Existing servers are insanely high priced!
May 14, 2012
very intersted in this feature!
May 15, 2012
#322 MahaUCSB
Missing this property is the only reason why I don't post my code. Everything else is great here!
May 22, 2012
I don't need private license, but I need private access for the personaly use, I don't want so people to see my stupid code
May 29, 2012
Please chose to do it or not but don't wait 4 years again. 
Jun 11, 2012
I'd be prepared to pay for this.
Jun 14, 2012
I would like to pay to get private project hosting service. 
Jun 25, 2012
I need this feature too.
I will be happy with some reasonable pricing.

Cheers !!!
Jun 27, 2012
+ 1. Very interested.
Jul 11, 2012
Im also interested!
Jul 30, 2012
My company has google apps and we need to have this service private. Would be nice if we could have it from you as well.
Jul 31, 2012
+1 Very goog Idea for privacy hosting
Aug 3, 2012
+1 very interested in private hosting.  
Aug 6, 2012
I don't get it : Google makes money out of features such as CloudSQL. To me, "private project hosting" seems like the most obvious bankable cloud service, and an instant hit.

I'm already running my apps on Google's cloud, my domain name and emails through Google Apps, coding with the Google plugin for Eclipse... the only missing piece is hosting my code out there.
Aug 7, 2012
 Issue 28460  has been merged into this issue.
Aug 7, 2012
#339 dana.p'
@ljv  Issue 28460  is actually a  request for a feature that has been repeatedly refused by Google Code and not the intent of this request.  Hiding open source projects, while it might use some of the same functionality as hosting private closed source projects, is a different use case and should not be confused with the intent of this request.

Aug 7, 2012
I agree with @dana.p's -- the differences may be subtle, but are important.  I do not care about feature request #1829 but I definitely needed #28460 and others.  I starred this nearly a year ago now and have moved on to other solutions -- would have been nice for Google to step up for a seemingly simple request.
Aug 7, 2012
It doesn't exist for the same reason that Google restricts your choice of open source licenses to ones they like... google code is managed by people with a religious perspective on Open Source.

I stopped using google code even for open source projects for that reason.
Aug 7, 2012
1245 people starred this issue, remember people to star this issue if you like it
Aug 7, 2012
#343 todd.larsen
@dana.p & @psou
Hiding is considered harmful, especially in open source projects:
Aug 7, 2012
If I disable all the tabs it becomes PRIVATE?
Aug 7, 2012
no, HG / SVN would be still accessible
Aug 13, 2012
Yes. I would also like that feature. but I can see this thread began 4 years ago and nothing has been don since then. Any one can recommend another server that offers similar features to google code?

Aug 22, 2012
Is there any information regarding this issue. A no answer is better than silence....
Aug 22, 2012
CLOSED Source -> pay for it -> i like it ... +1
Sep 1, 2012
Sep 4, 2012
4 years have passed and no answer.
Sep 7, 2012
Please dont bash (seems more likely to make people burn out than get them to implement your feature).

If you want this, please star it.
Sep 17, 2012
#352 Manvscode
This is a must have feature.  Hopefully Google will respond.
Sep 21, 2012
#353 steven.l.starr
I have a project were I am in compatition with another I would also like this feature to be implamented so I dont find my features in there project and I can get proper recognition for the work/ideas that I have done.
Oct 21, 2012
I use a bunch of google products and linking my google account to all my source codes (including private ones) would be awesome. Would totally purchase the service, definitely a must have feature.
Oct 27, 2012
It would really be nice to have this feature available.
Nov 2, 2012
I am also looking forward to this feature. We changed everything to Google apps for business an this feature would be great!
Nov 2, 2012
I need this feature too
Nov 6, 2012
yes, I need this feature too.
Nov 11, 2012
i think it is a good idea.
Nov 26, 2012
Private hosting would be awesome, if only for awhile.
Nov 30, 2012
I would also appreciate it if i could create a private repo
Dec 1, 2012
Until we are ready to share, we should have the possibility to keep our sources closed. 
Dec 3, 2012
Really needed!!!
Dec 13, 2012
That would be nice!
Dec 29, 2012
This issue has been talked since 2008. 
People definitely require some privacy, not open always.
What is going on here? 
Google should provide private source hosting for god's sake.
Jan 11, 2013
With hosted services being a paid-for service only, Google please step up to the plate and offer private code repositories; AT LEAST to hosted services customers.
Jan 18, 2013
@kinkei is right, I have never seen a feature starred so much, that stays for so long with so many supporters, that would bring that much EASY money (don't tell me the development is hard for Google!).
Jan 29, 2013
I am a paying customer of Google Business app but it does not offer private code repository. Google, don't waste time on Google+, it will fail. Come and work on this instead.
Feb 18, 2013
I need this feature too. 
Feb 24, 2013
I need this feature too.
Mar 7, 2013
I need this feature too!

Mar 8, 2013
Please dear Google, can we have the explanation why this request is not seriously considered ?
This is probably the most starred issue to ever be without an answer for that long
Mar 9, 2013
I just created a little test-project in google code and played around with it. It seems easy to work with. Why not selling this feature? People will throw their money on you ;-)
Apr 2, 2013
Google, are you really ignoring this? There appears to be a huge demand for this and people are willing to pay for this service? Would love to host some private code and pay to host it with Google. Please respond and indicate if its even being considered?
Apr 5, 2013
I would be willing to pay.  I much prefer the code review methods available here to the ones in github, but I have some projects that are non-public.  Please! 
Apr 6, 2013
I totally agree, I do open source development that is released public at no cost. But I have projects that I have just started and dont have time to complete right away. If the in-complete code is public, I have user downloading it trying to use and since it is not complete. They have issues and flood me for support of which takes away from development time. Would be so much more productive to be able to keep a project private.
Apr 9, 2013
There is a real need here. I wonder why the priority is kept at 'Medium'.
Apr 10, 2013
Commercial code hosting is a real need. Especially from who is trustable..
Apr 12, 2013
My company would sign-up immediately
Apr 24, 2013
definitely a strong request! go private project
Apr 27, 2013
please do not post
"+1 me too!"
May 7, 2013
Yes, cheap yet reliable hosting is welcome from google
May 7, 2013
Right now I cannot find another (reliable) private and free code hosting provider. This is a good opportunity for Google.
May 21, 2013
je teste qc
May 22, 2013
May 27, 2013
Yeah.. I'd like this too!
Jun 1, 2013
I think it will be great to have a private repository with Google.
Google Apps is already doing a great job, this can be linked to it to make project management seamless.
Jun 5, 2013
How to acces?
Jun 8, 2013
 think it will be great to have a private repository with Google.
Google Apps is already doing a great job, this can be linked to it to make project management seamless.
Jun 20, 2013
I have a business account with Google and while you provide a lot of useful tools for developers and orgs to collaborate it is a shame that this offering is incomplete - there is no place to share code and collaborate on the issues for private projects. Have to look elsewhere....
Jul 24, 2013
+1 More.

But as of today, 25/07/2013, it seems that google doesnt wants to pursue this business line.

So, I will have to look elsewhere, because i need it badly.

Aug 14, 2013
Would be great !!! 

Sep 11, 2013
same here
Sep 16, 2013
#399 bensnowden
It would be nice if this could be done for Google Apps customers. I would love to be able to use the issue tracker but our projects would be proprietary and cannot be open to the world.
Oct 4, 2013
I will be the 400th person to openly say that I want to pay for google code as a private repo and I want to utilize all of your awesome features. You are it, always the best. Shut up and take my money!
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Oct 7, 2013
What Mr. Graham said above me here. Private access would be ideal.
Oct 28, 2013
would be great to use google resources for our private repos
Nov 3, 2013
thank you~~~~~~~
Dec 4, 2013
I want to pay for a private code/issue tracker as well.  Google, please make this available!
Jan 4, 2014
#405 petrussijsma
I have been interested in this for at least 2 years now.
Feb 6, 2014
Private repos would be AMAZING - sure I love open-source, but I would also love to be able to store my repo somewhere with all the tokens & keys in-situ!
Feb 24, 2014
Dear Google,
 Please let me pay you for private proprietary code hosting and issue tracking. I manage several paid Google Apps domains that want to give you money.
May 6, 2014
With Google App Engine new "github push to deploy" feature it got clear to me (finally) : Google has been slowly moving away from google code all along, and pushing everybody to move to the superior "concurrent" that became the standard. They did not even bother upgrading the UI of google code. A deprecation note with a small explanation would have been easier to understand for faithful morrons like me !!
May 19, 2014
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Jun 3, 2014
I have no need to use to host a proprietary project. I am however an educator, and I would like to host code for projects that are not public so that my students cannot simply copy what I write. I would also like to teach them to use a service that will allow them to keep their code private so that their classmates do not simply copy their work.
Jun 7, 2014
Hey what the hell you working on me here.........

Jul 11, 2014
I appreciate your thought-provoking article @ sonu
Sep 9, 2014
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