Kallithea (software)

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Kallithea SCM logo.svg
Developer(s)Software Freedom Conservancy
Initial releaseJuly 4, 2014; 5 years ago (2014-07-04)[1]
Stable release
0.5.1 / January 22, 2020; 5 months ago (2020-01-22)[2]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inPython
Operating systemPlatform-independent
Typerevision control, project management software, code review
LicenseGNU GPL (version 3)[3]
Websitekallithea-scm.org Edit this at Wikidata

Kallithea is a cross-platform free software source code management system, the primary goal of which is to provide a repository hosting service with features for collaboration, such as forking, pull requests, code review, issue tracking etc. Kallithea is a fork of RhodeCode, created after the original developer had changed the license terms.[4] While earlier versions of RhodeCode were licensed entirely under the GNU General Public License version 3, RhodeCode version 2.0 (released in August 2013) introduced exceptions for parts of the software distribution. According to Bradley M. Kuhn of Software Freedom Conservancy, this exception statement is ambiguous and "leaves the redistributor feeling unclear about their rights".[5]

Kallithea is a member project of Software Freedom Conservancy.


Kallithea supports hosting repositories of Mercurial and Git version control systems. Repositories can be grouped and thus allow to define common properties like access control. Its web interface for projects allows to fork as well as management of pull requests. It can also be used to quickly exchange code snippets by means of a revision controlled pastebin ("gists").

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Software Freedom Conservancy Introduces Kallithea".
  2. ^ "News". Kallithea.
  3. ^ "LICENSE.md".
  4. ^ Jake Edge (27 August 2014). "Forking instead of fighting". LWN.net.
  5. ^ Bradley M. Kuhn (15 July 2014). "Why Conservancy's Kallithea Project Exists". Software Freedom Conservancy.

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