I was looking for a place to store some of the code that I write from time to time. I needed something reliable that is free and that will last for longer. There are may hosting services offering storage for open source projects, like SourceForge, and they all have their pro’s and cons’. The features I was looking for were: source code repository; download facility; content management. I found GoogleCode quite convenient and convincing, so I decided to create a page there.
Another reason to make that choice was that there is offered Mercurial version control, I thought that it is time to start using on of the distributed version control system.