One casualty of Oracle’s $7.4 billion deal to acquire Sun Microsystems, which was recently approved by the European Commission, is the closure of Project Kenai. Sun’s Project Kenai is a collaborative hosting site for free and open source projects.
Project Kenai allows developers to collaborate with each other and allows for free software project hosting. Its services services included version controlled source code repositories, team wikis, a download area to host documents, an integrated team member IM chat, issue tracking, forums, mailing lists, and web hooks for selected events. Project Kenai’s domain will be closed and the infrastructure will be continue to be used under NetBeans.org. Owners who had projects hosted under Kenai will have to migrate their content to other locations and repositories.
The site is closed to the creation of new projects and will be completely shutdown over the next few months. But private projects that are only available to Sun internal projects will continue to be supported by Kenai.