Last week Google launched Google Code Project Hosting a place developers can go to share and host new software they have developed. I guess it is suitable for the king of "beta" to release a repository for others to release beta applications. Ed Burnette has step by step screen captures of how this environment works. Of course, we already have SourceForge for years - which is basically the same thing, I believe.
Folks at DigitalPoint Forums are discussing the long term viability of this Google product. One member said, "I doubt I'd use it. Source forge is way better, and is already established in that area." An other said, "if google can take up just 25% of current SF's share..it would be great."
Forum discussion at DigitalPoint Forums.