Source code marketplace Binpress is now offering integration with the popular file repository Github. According to Binpress CEO Adam Benayoun, this move will allow developers to import their open-source projects and add a commercial layer on top of them.
For those unfamiliar, Binpress’s marketplace opened up in January 2011, in order to provide a platform for software development companies and developers who want to publish and discover source code and components to aid in rapid development of their projects. The site joins several other efforts competing in this same space, including Verious (TechCrunch Disrupt finalist), Chupa, and Appcelerator’s Open Mobile Marketplace, for example.
With the integration now provided by Github’s API, developers can offer commercial licenses in addition to free licenses. This allows their open source projects to offer support and future enhancements while operating as a viable business, says Binpress .
To set up their Binpress account, Github users can both register and log-in using their Github credentials, and then import their Github projects directly as Binpress components.
Binpress, which just moved its offices from Tel Aviv to Mountain View a month ago, is a completely bootstrapped effort. Prior to Binpress, the company’s founders operated a web development shop and incubator in Israel for four years.