A few questions



We are looking at moving away from our current setup, which is (using git):

  • Developer works on branch on localhost
  • Pushes up to development server
  • Pushes up from development server to live server
  • Issues tracked through buggenie

There's no real review process of what was done. So we want to have a bit more control over the management of the code, and also a system for easy code reviews and better issue tracking, integrated together.

I've been having a look at "git essentials" trial, which seems to include a bitbucket account and a JIRA account.

My first question would be:

  • We would want to host ourselves, not use a cloud service. So would "Stash" be the self-hosted equivilent to bitbucket?

Secondly, we are an academic institution, who develops open source software, and I noticed in the pricing information that there is a discount for academic and it mentions a free license for open source projects, so my second question is:

  • Is the free license for open source, unlimited? Or would we be limited to only a few users? (This would be self-hosted again)

And following on from that;

  • At the moment, our final product isn't hosted on anything like github, it's available as a zip file download on our website. Would this be a problem with the open source license? Would we need to have an open repository on a site like github, or on our own self-hosted system to qualify for the open source license? 


And lastly, would I be right in assuming Stash and JIRA would be the most likely solutions to what we want? (Which, to reiterate was a centalised management of code, ability to do code reviews, ability to link issues to patches/branches/etc...) Or would you recommend a different product? (If you need more info about what we would like to do, let me know).


I will probably have more questions as I review the trials, but any help with those bits for now would be appreciated.



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  1. Yes, Stash + Git would do much the same as bitbucket for you, although it is very different.
  2. Academic licences are cheaper, if you qualify - https://www.atlassian.com/licensing/purchase-licensing#licensing-2 but open source ones are free, again if you qualify - see https://www.atlassian.com/software/views/open-source-license-request for that one.
  3. It's sort of answered by the second link I gave above, but I suspect "you can download a zip file of the source code" qualifies as "The project source code is available for download".  I don't believe you have to provide anything more than that.

And lastly, yes, Stash + JIRA works really well together for that.  If you're determined to use one of them, then your best option is to get the other as they do integrate very tightly.

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