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Saturday, August 9, 2008

What is SourceForge.Net?

What is SourceForge.net?
SourceForge.net is the world's largest Open Source software development web site, hosting more than 180,000 projects and more than 1.9 million registered users with a centralized resource for managing projects, issues, communications, and code. SourceForge.net has the largest repository of Open Source code and applications available on the Internet, and hosts more Open Source development products than any other site or network worldwide. SourceForge.net provides a wide variety of services to projects it hosts, and to the Open Source community.


Open Source software
SourceForge.net provides free hosting to Open Source software development projects. The essence of the Open Source development model is the rapid creation of solutions within an open, collaborative environment. Collaboration within the Open Source community (developers and end users) promotes a higher standard of quality, and helps to ensure the long-term viability of both data and applications.
Open Source software is also gaining increased momentum in the enterprise. Commonly cited reasons for the growing interest, acceptance, and even preference for Open Source products include low cost, high value, quality and reliability, security, increased freedom and flexibility (both hardware and software,) and adherence to open standards.

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