Google project hosting

I attended the Google announcement of their new open source project hosting service. I’ve been trying to log in and create a project, and I’m getting rather frustrated. Apparently my google account isn’t the same as a gmail account, and one has to have a gmail account. Apparently I never did get around to signing up for a gmail account, and one can’t sign up without an invitation. I thought they were past the invitation stage. Obviously not. So, one of you folks needs to send me a gmail invitation so that I can put a couple of my projects into this new hosting, and see how wonderful it is.

The demo of the service was very impressive. In particular, the bug tracking system was very impressive. Simple, yet flexible. It’s a shame that the bug tracker itself isn’t open source.