I don’t use a source control manager. Does Open Hub support tarballs?

Not directly. Our system does more than analyze a snapshot of the code. We examine the full history of all changes to the code, and attribute each one to an individual contributor. A simple tarball of the source code doesn’t contain this history.

All is not lost, however. If you insist on working around this, you could simply push your code into a repository, then upload it to Open Hub. This can be done fairly easily. You could use a free online forge service, or perhaps the easiest workaround is to import the project into a local Git repository and then open access to it so that Open Hub can upload it. You can find Git here.

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About Rich Sands

I'm the Principal and Founder of RSands Consulting, a developer/FOSS strategy, product management, and marketing consultancy. Formerly Ohloh's PM, Black Duck is now a client of mine.