Google has announced today that its code repository, Google Code, will be shutting down on January 25 2016.

In addition, Google has disabled new project creation as of today, and the site will go read-only on August 24.

Google Code first launched in 2006 in an effort to address a lack of project hosting services for the open source community. As the company notes in its blog post, however, a number of other hosting services have cropped up since, and many projects have already transitioned away from Google Code. Google further explains its reasoning for the shutdown as follows:

As developers migrated away from Google Code, a growing share of the remaining projects were spam or abuse. Lately, the administrative load has consisted almost exclusively of abuse management. After profiling non-abusive activity on Google Code, it has become clear to us that the service simply isn't needed anymore.

For developers still using Google Code, the company notes that it has a number of tools available to help migrate your projects to other repositories such as GitHub, Bitbucket, and SourceForge.

Source: Google