On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 1:01 PM, Francis Kayiwa <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Another +1 for Github Issues. If you’re uncomfortable putting the
>> website in a public repo they’ve given us 50 private repositories
>> for free and have asked us to spread the word. You can just head
>> over to https://education.github.com/ and request a discount for
>> your organization - they’ve been amazing to work with. =)
> I had (sample of one) to jump through so many hoops and still couldn't
> convince them to give me what you got.
> FWIW All bitbucket needs is a .edu account and they will give you
> unlimited repos. Sure not as *cool* as github but also has had less
> bad press than github. ;-)
We use bitbucket for both the free private repos and issue tracking here.
In my experience, their issue tracker is not nearly as good at
Github's (which isn't particularly surprising since they'd like you to
pay for Jira.)
Github's education discounts looked to me like they were aimed
specifically at teaching rather than being free for any use by an
educational institution when I looked at them, but I don't remember if
there was specific language that gave me that impression or just vague
"use github in the classroom!" marketing. I know Jira does actually
distinguish between "use at an educational institution" and "classroom
use" in their discounted vs. free policy.
If I could get free Travis for Private Repos along with free Github
I'd switch in a second; I don't know that the improved issue tracker
alone would be worth the effort for me.
Health Sciences Library System
University of Pittsburgh