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SourceForge

This article is about the website. For other uses, see SourceForge (disambiguation).

SourceForge is a web service that offers software consumers a centralized online location to control and manage open-source software projects and research business software. It provides source code repository hosting, bug tracking, mirroring of downloads for load balancing, a wiki for documentation, developer and user mailing lists, user-support forums, user-written reviews and ratings, a news bulletin, micro-blog for publishing project updates, and other features.

SourceForge
The SourceForge logo
Screenshot of SourceForge main page in 2018
Type of site
Free hosting for open-source software project management
OwnerSlashdot Media (2019-present)
BIZX, LLC (2016-2019)
DHI Group, Inc. (2012-2016)
Geeknet, Inc. (1999-2012)
Created byVA Software
Key peopleLogan Abbott (President)
URLsourceforge.net
CommercialYes
RegistrationOptional (required for creating and joining projects)
LaunchedNovember 1999; 22 years ago (1999-11)
Current statusOnline

SourceForge was one of the first to offer this service free of charge to open-source projects.[discuss] Since 2012, the website has run on Apache Allura software. SourceForge offers free hosting and free access to tools for developers of free and open-source software.

As of September 2020[update], the SourceForge repository claimed to host more than 502,000 projects and had more than 3.7 million registered users.

Contents

SourceForge is a web-based source code repository. It acts as a centralized location for free and open-source software projects. It was the first to offer this service for free to open-source projects. Project developers have access to centralized storage and tools for managing projects, though it is best known for providing revision control systems such as CVS, SVN, Bazaar, Git and Mercurial. Major features (amongst others) include project wikis, metrics and analysis, access to a MySQL database, and unique sub-domain URLs (in the form http://project-name.sourceforge.net).

The vast number of users at SourceForge.net (over 3 million as of 2013) exposes prominent projects to a variety of developers and can create a positive feedback loop. As a project's activity rises, SourceForge.net's internal ranking system makes it more visible to other developers through SourceForge directory and Enterprise Directory. Given that many open-source projects fail due to lack of developer support, exposure to such a large community of developers can continually breathe new life into a project.

Revenue model

SourceForge's traditional revenue model is through advertising banner sales on their site. In 2006 SourceForge Inc. reported quarterly takings of US$6.5 million. In 2009 SourceForge reported a gross quarterly income of US$23 million through media and e-commerce streams. In 2011 a revenue of US$20 million was reported for the combined value of the SourceForge, slashdot and freecode holdings, prior to SourceForge's acquisition.

Since 2013 additional revenue generation schemes, such as bundleware models, have been trialled, with the goal of increasing SourceForge's revenue. The result has in some cases been the appearance of malware bundled with SourceForge downloads. On February 9, 2016, SourceForge announced they had eliminated their DevShare program practice of bundling installers with project downloads.

Negative community reactions to the partnership program led to a review of the program, which was nonetheless opened up to all SourceForge projects on February 7, 2014. The program was canceled by new owners BIZX, LLC on February 9, 2016;

On May 17, 2016 they announced that it would scan all projects for malware and display warnings on downloads.

SourceForge, founded in 1999 by VA Software, was the first provider of a centralized location for free and open-source software developers to control and manage software development and offering this service without charge. The software running the SourceForge site was released as free software in January 2000 and was later named SourceForge Alexandria. The last release under a free license was made in November 2001; after the dot-com bubble, SourceForge was later powered by the proprietary SourceForge Enterprise Edition, a separate product re-written in Java which was marketed for offshore outsourcing.

SourceForge has been temporarily banned in China three times: in September 2002, in July 2008 (for about a month) and on August 6, 2012 (for several days).

In November 2008, SourceForge was sued by the French collection society Société civile des Producteurs de Phonogrammes en France (SPPF) for hosting downloads of the file sharing application Shareaza.

In 2009 SourceForge announced a new site platform known as Allura, which would be an extensible, open source platform licensed under the Apache License, utilizing components such as Python and MongoDB, and offering REST APIs. In June 2012 the Allura project was donated to the Apache Software Foundation as Apache Allura.

In September 2012 SourceForge, Slashdot, and Freecode were acquired from Geeknet by the online job site Dice.com for $20 million, and incorporated into a subsidiary known as Slashdot Media. In July 2015 Dice announced that it planned to sell SourceForge and Slashdot, and in January 2016 the two sites were sold to the San Diego-based BIZX, LLC for an undisclosed amount. In December 2019, BIZX rebranded as Slashdot Media.

On September 26, 2012, it was reported that attackers had compromised a SourceForge mirror, and modified a download of phpMyAdmin to add security exploits.

Some of SourceForge's monetization practices have been met with criticism by developers and end users.

DevShare adware

Number of hosted projects, 2000-2010[needs update]

In July 2013 SourceForge announced that it would provide project owners with an optional feature called DevShare, which places closed-source ad-supported content into the binary installers and gives the project part of the ad revenue. Opinions of this new feature varied; some complained about users not being as aware of what they are getting or being able to trust the downloaded content, whereas others saw it as a reasonably harmless option that keeps individual projects and users in control.

In November 2013 GIMP, a free image manipulation program, removed its download from SourceForge, citing misleading download buttons that potentially confuse customers, as well as SourceForge's own Windows installer, which bundles potentially unwanted programs. In a statement, GIMP called SourceForge a once "useful and trustworthy place to develop and host FLOSS applications" that now faces "a problem with the ads they allow on their sites ..."

In response to the DevShare adware many users and projects migrated to GitHub, other software hosting facilities, or self-host their software. In May 2015, SourceForge took control of pages for five projects that had migrated to other hosting sites and replaced the project downloads with adware-laden downloads. Community concerns triggered a prompt review of SourceForge mirroring program, and third-party bundling of mirrored content was discontinued on May 27, 2015.

After SourceForge was sold to BizX in 2016, DevShare was discontinued. On May 17, 2016, SourceForge announced that they were now scanning all projects for malware, and displaying warnings on projects detected to have malware.

Project hijackings and bundled malware

GIMP, who discontinued their use of SourceForge as a download mirror in November 2013, reported in May 2015 that SourceForge was hosting versions of their Windows binaries that "put other software apart from GIMP on our users' systems" on their Open Source Mirror directory, which SourceForge claims is a collection of abandoned projects. This came despite SourceForge's commitment in November 2013 to never bundle adware with project downloads without developers' consent. GIMP said "To us, this firmly places SourceForge among the dodgy crowd of download sites."

On June 1, 2015, SourceForge claimed that they had stopped coupling "third party offers" with unmaintained SourceForge projects. Since this announcement was made, a number of other developers have reported that their SourceForge projects had been taken over by SourceForge staff accounts (but have not had binaries edited), including nmap, and VLC media player. On June 18, 2015, SourceForge announced that SourceForge-maintained mirrored projects were removed, and anticipated the formation of a Community Panel to review their mirroring practices. No such Community Panel ever materialized, but SourceForge ended the bundling of installers after new ownership took over in early 2016.

Since 2002, SourceForge has featured a pair of Projects of the Month, one chosen by its community and the other by its staff, but these have not been updated since December 2020.

2020 HP Linux Imaging and Printing, SuperiorOS, ExpressLuke GSI, mpv player, CudaText, OpenFOAM, Q4OS, GO Contact Sync Mod, Clonezilla, BlissRoms, Jamulus, Skim, Money Manager Ex, gnuplot, Pidgin IM, JSToolNpp, Dolibarr ERP-CRM, Freeplane
2019 gretl, LibreCAD, FlightGear, ReactOS, Lazarus, Outlook CalDav Synchronizer, Asuswrt-Merlin, ProjectLibre, digiCamControl, Double Commander, MiRoom, SCons, Peace Equalizer, PlantUML, Evolution X, Octave Forge, Tcl, vtenext, AppServ, LMS plugins, x64dbg, Net-SNMP, XigmaNAS, MX Linux
2018 SQuirreL SQL Client, Hibernate, iDempiere, Xtreme Download Manager, Linux Lite, Zabbix, GnuCash, Eclipse Tomcat Plugin, fre:ac, Firebird, Akaunting, CosmicOS, Free Manga Downloader, DotOS 2.x - O, Avidemux, Clonezilla, Ext2 Filesystems Utilities, Scribus, FreeType, Universal Media Server, Ditto, SystemRescueCD, Free Pascal Compiler, Bluestar Linux
2017 Bodhi Linux, antiX-Linux, Maxima, DC++, NAS4Free, Outlook CalDav Synchronizer, Liferay Portal, Bulk Crap Uninstaller, Free Pascal Compiler, SMPlayer, ShanaEncoder, fldigi, FreeType, winPenPack, Lazarus IDE, IssabelPBX, FlightGear, gnuplot, x64dbg, Octave-Forge, Pandora FMS, Manjaro Linux, MPC-BE
2016 Ditto, Double Commander, ProjectLibre, SMPlayer, WinPython, Sparkylinux, SharpDevelop, Wine, ArchBang, Libjpeg-turbo, Pandora FMS, MovistarTV Kodi addon, MediaPortal, iDempiere, LibreCAD, Eclipse Tomcat Plugin, FreeDOS, GnuCash, Nagios Core, SQuirreL SQL Client, Freeplane, TYPO3, ReactOS, Tcl
2015 Simutrans, GnuCash, ClamAV, ScummVM, Octave-Forge, TortoiseSVN, JasperReports Server, NAS4Free, gnuplot, PSeInt, TeXstudio, fre:ac, Maxima, FlightGear, rEFInd, FreeType
2014 SCons, MPC-HC, PortableApps, OpenMediaVault, VASSAL Engine, eXo Platform, Freeplane, Cmdbuild, ApexDC, Free Pascal Compiler, Universal Media Server, Clover EFI bootloader, Minsky
2013 cpuminer, Password Safe, BleachBit, West Point Bridge Designer and Contest, TeXstudio, winPenPack, ReactOS, FileBot, SuperTuxKart, PostBooks, Kiwix, DOSBox
2012 JStock, Rigs of Rods, ProjectLibre, PeaZip, XOOPS, Liferay Portal, 0 A.D., Luminance HDR, Elastix, Scribus, Boost, HyperSQL
2011 TICO, The Number Race, GCompris, iTALC, Moodle, Tux Paint, OpenPetra, odt2braille, NVDA, eGuideDog, CiviCRM
2010 Snort, Gutenprint, jEdit, Ghostscript, Wireshark, Scintilla, OpenNMS, LAME, Mantis, Arianne, Notepad++, Clonezilla
2009 OpenGTS, Mumble, Sweet Home 3D, Medical, eyeOS, Piwik, Silex, DOSBox, dotProject, Frets on Fire, ZK, TinyMCE
2008 OrangeHRM, shareaza, concrete5, WinSCP, Enomalism, Kablink, PowerFolder, MindTouch, ehcache, Hyperic HQ Enterprise Monitoring
2007 Firebird, Barcode4J, Openbravo, Inkscape, Scorched 3D, Art of Illusion, FreeCol, FreeNAS
2006 Rosegarden, Pentaho, Linux NTFS file system support, openQRM, Sahana disaster management system, Stellarium, Filesystem in Userspace, CMU Sphinx, FreeMind, Nullsoft Scriptable Install System
2005 FCKeditor, NHibernate, MediaWiki, MinGW, Gourmet, JasperReports, Nagios, Robosapien Dance Machine, Net-SNMP, OGRE, ClamWin, RSSOwl
2004 TortoiseCVS, PearPC, SugarCRM, Azureus, Bochs, Audacity, AWStats, eGroupWare, BZFlag, Mailman, Compiere, phpBB
2003 PhpGedView, FileZilla, Gallery, TightVNC, Boa Constructor, Tikiwiki, MegaMek, POPFile, JBoss, TUTOS, Crystal Space, SquirrelMail
2002 phpMyAdmin, Fink, Gaim
An error message seen by someone attempting to access SourceForge from Iran, an ITAR-restricted country

Usage

As of May 2013[update], the SourceForge repository hosted more than 300,000 projects and had more than 3 million registered users, although not all were active. The domain sourceforge.net attracted at least 33 million visitors by August 2009 according to a Compete.com survey.

Country restrictions

In its terms of use, SourceForge states that its services are not available to users in countries on the sanction list of the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (including Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria). Since 2008 the secure server used for making contributions to the site has blocked access from those countries. In January 2010, the site had blocked all access from those countries, including downloads. Any IP address that appeared to belong to one of those countries could not use the site. By the following month, SourceForge relaxed the restrictions so that individual projects could indicate whether or not SourceForge should block their software from download to those countries. This, however, had been reversed by November 2020 for North Korea and other countries. Crimea has been blocked since February 1, 2015.[better source needed]

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SourceForge Language Watch Edit 160 160 Redirected from SourceForge net This article is about the website For other uses see SourceForge disambiguation SourceForge is a web service that offers software consumers a centralized online location to control and manage open source software projects and research business software It provides source code repository hosting bug tracking mirroring of downloads for load balancing a wiki for documentation developer and user mailing lists user support forums user written reviews and ratings a news bulletin micro blog for publishing project updates and other features SourceForgeThe SourceForge logoScreenshot of SourceForge main page in 2018Type of siteFree hosting for open source software project managementOwnerSlashdot Media 2019 present 1 BIZX LLC 2016 2019 2 DHI Group Inc 2012 2016 Geeknet Inc 1999 2012 Created byVA SoftwareKey peopleLogan Abbott President 3 4 URLsourceforge wbr netCommercialYesRegistrationOptional required for creating and joining projects LaunchedNovember 1999 22 years ago 1999 11 Current statusOnline SourceForge was one of the first to offer this service free of charge to open source projects 5 discuss Since 2012 the website has run on Apache Allura software SourceForge offers free hosting and free access to tools for developers of free and open source software As of September 2020 update the SourceForge repository claimed to host more than 502 000 projects and had more than 3 7 million registered users 6 Contents 1 Concept 1 1 Revenue model 2 History 3 Controversies 3 1 DevShare adware 3 2 Project hijackings and bundled malware 4 Project of the Month 5 Reception 5 1 Usage 5 2 Country restrictions 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksConcept EditSourceForge is a web based source code repository It acts as a centralized location for free and open source software projects It was the first to offer this service for free to open source projects Project developers have access to centralized storage and tools for managing projects though it is best known for providing revision control systems such as CVS SVN Bazaar Git and Mercurial 7 Major features amongst others 8 include project wikis metrics and analysis access to a MySQL database and unique sub domain URLs in the form http var project name var sourceforge net The vast number of users at SourceForge net over 3 million as of 2013 9 exposes prominent projects to a variety of developers and can create a positive feedback loop As a project s activity rises SourceForge net s internal ranking system makes it more visible to other developers through SourceForge directory and Enterprise Directory 10 11 Given that many open source projects fail due to lack of developer support exposure to such a large community of developers can continually breathe new life into a project Revenue model Edit SourceForge s traditional revenue model is through advertising banner sales on their site In 2006 SourceForge Inc reported quarterly takings of US 6 5 million 12 In 2009 SourceForge reported a gross quarterly income of US 23 million through media and e commerce streams 13 In 2011 a revenue of US 20 million was reported for the combined value of the SourceForge slashdot and freecode holdings prior to SourceForge s acquisition 14 Since 2013 additional revenue generation schemes such as bundleware models 15 have been trialled with the goal of increasing SourceForge s revenue The result has in some cases been the appearance of malware bundled with SourceForge downloads 16 On February 9 2016 SourceForge announced they had eliminated their DevShare program practice of bundling installers with project downloads 17 Negative community reactions to the partnership program led to a review of the program which was nonetheless opened up to all SourceForge projects on February 7 2014 18 19 The program was canceled by new owners BIZX LLC on February 9 2016 20 On May 17 2016 they announced that it would scan all projects for malware and display warnings on downloads 21 History EditSourceForge founded in 1999 by VA Software was the first provider of a centralized location for free and open source software developers to control and manage software development and offering this service without charge 5 The software running the SourceForge site was released as free software in January 2000 22 23 and was later named SourceForge Alexandria 24 The last release under a free license was made in November 2001 25 after the dot com bubble SourceForge was later powered by the proprietary SourceForge Enterprise Edition a separate product re written in Java 26 27 which was marketed for offshore outsourcing 28 SourceForge has been temporarily banned in China three times in September 2002 29 in July 2008 for about a month 30 31 and on August 6 2012 for several days In November 2008 SourceForge was sued by the French collection society Societe civile des Producteurs de Phonogrammes en France SPPF for hosting downloads of the file sharing application Shareaza 32 In 2009 SourceForge announced a new site platform known as Allura which would be an extensible open source platform licensed under the Apache License utilizing components such as Python and MongoDB and offering REST APIs 33 In June 2012 the Allura project was donated to the Apache Software Foundation as Apache Allura 34 35 In September 2012 SourceForge Slashdot and Freecode were acquired from Geeknet by the online job site Dice com for 20 million and incorporated into a subsidiary known as Slashdot Media 36 37 In July 2015 Dice announced that it planned to sell SourceForge and Slashdot 38 and in January 2016 the two sites were sold to the San Diego based BIZX LLC for an undisclosed amount 39 In December 2019 BIZX rebranded as Slashdot Media 1 On September 26 2012 it was reported that attackers had compromised a SourceForge mirror and modified a download of phpMyAdmin to add security exploits 40 Controversies EditSome of SourceForge s monetization practices have been met with criticism by developers and end users DevShare adware Edit Number of hosted projects 2000 2010 needs update In July 2013 SourceForge announced that it would provide project owners with an optional feature called DevShare which places closed source ad supported content into the binary installers and gives the project part of the ad revenue 41 Opinions of this new feature varied some complained about users not being as aware of what they are getting or being able to trust the downloaded content whereas others saw it as a reasonably harmless option that keeps individual projects and users in control 42 In November 2013 GIMP a free image manipulation program removed its download from SourceForge citing misleading download buttons that potentially confuse customers as well as SourceForge s own Windows installer which bundles potentially unwanted programs In a statement GIMP called SourceForge a once useful and trustworthy place to develop and host FLOSS applications that now faces a problem with the ads they allow on their sites 43 44 45 In response to the DevShare adware many users and projects migrated to GitHub other software hosting facilities or self host their software 46 47 In May 2015 SourceForge took control of pages for five projects that had migrated to other hosting sites and replaced the project downloads with adware laden downloads 48 Community concerns triggered a prompt review of SourceForge mirroring program and third party bundling of mirrored content was discontinued on May 27 2015 48 After SourceForge was sold to BizX in 2016 DevShare was discontinued 49 50 On May 17 2016 SourceForge announced that they were now scanning all projects for malware and displaying warnings on projects detected to have malware 51 Project hijackings and bundled malware Edit GIMP who discontinued their use of SourceForge as a download mirror in November 2013 43 52 reported in May 2015 that SourceForge was hosting versions of their Windows binaries that put other software apart from GIMP on our users systems on their Open Source Mirror directory 53 54 which SourceForge claims is a collection of abandoned projects 55 56 This came despite SourceForge s commitment in November 2013 to never bundle adware with project downloads without developers consent 52 53 57 GIMP said To us this firmly places SourceForge among the dodgy crowd of download sites 53 On June 1 2015 SourceForge claimed that they had stopped coupling third party offers with unmaintained SourceForge projects 58 Since this announcement was made a number of other developers have reported that their SourceForge projects had been taken over by SourceForge staff accounts but have not had binaries edited including nmap 57 59 and VLC media player 60 On June 18 2015 SourceForge announced that SourceForge maintained mirrored projects were removed and anticipated the formation of a Community Panel to review their mirroring practices 61 No such Community Panel ever materialized but SourceForge ended the bundling of installers after new ownership took over in early 2016 62 Project of the Month EditSince 2002 SourceForge has featured a pair of Projects of the Month one chosen by its community and the other by its staff but these have not been updated since December 2020 63 2020 HP Linux Imaging and Printing SuperiorOS ExpressLuke GSI mpv player CudaText OpenFOAM Q4OS GO Contact Sync Mod Clonezilla BlissRoms Jamulus Skim Money Manager Ex gnuplot Pidgin IM JSToolNpp Dolibarr ERP CRM Freeplane2019 gretl LibreCAD FlightGear ReactOS Lazarus Outlook CalDav Synchronizer Asuswrt Merlin ProjectLibre digiCamControl Double Commander MiRoom SCons Peace Equalizer PlantUML Evolution X Octave Forge Tcl vtenext AppServ LMS plugins x64dbg Net SNMP XigmaNAS MX Linux2018 SQuirreL SQL Client Hibernate iDempiere Xtreme Download Manager Linux Lite Zabbix GnuCash Eclipse Tomcat Plugin fre ac Firebird Akaunting CosmicOS Free Manga Downloader DotOS 2 x O Avidemux Clonezilla Ext2 Filesystems Utilities Scribus FreeType Universal Media Server Ditto SystemRescueCD Free Pascal Compiler Bluestar Linux2017 Bodhi Linux antiX Linux Maxima DC NAS4Free Outlook CalDav Synchronizer Liferay Portal Bulk Crap Uninstaller Free Pascal Compiler SMPlayer ShanaEncoder fldigi FreeType winPenPack Lazarus IDE IssabelPBX FlightGear gnuplot x64dbg Octave Forge Pandora FMS Manjaro Linux MPC BE2016 Ditto Double Commander ProjectLibre SMPlayer WinPython Sparkylinux SharpDevelop Wine ArchBang Libjpeg turbo Pandora FMS MovistarTV Kodi addon MediaPortal iDempiere LibreCAD Eclipse Tomcat Plugin FreeDOS GnuCash Nagios Core SQuirreL SQL Client Freeplane TYPO3 ReactOS Tcl2015 Simutrans GnuCash ClamAV ScummVM Octave Forge TortoiseSVN JasperReports Server NAS4Free gnuplot PSeInt TeXstudio fre ac Maxima FlightGear rEFInd FreeType2014 SCons MPC HC PortableApps OpenMediaVault VASSAL Engine eXo Platform Freeplane Cmdbuild ApexDC Free Pascal Compiler Universal Media Server Clover EFI bootloader Minsky2013 cpuminer Password Safe BleachBit West Point Bridge Designer and Contest TeXstudio winPenPack ReactOS FileBot SuperTuxKart PostBooks Kiwix DOSBox2012 JStock Rigs of Rods ProjectLibre PeaZip XOOPS Liferay Portal 0 A D Luminance HDR Elastix Scribus Boost HyperSQL2011 TICO The Number Race GCompris iTALC Moodle Tux Paint OpenPetra odt2braille NVDA eGuideDog CiviCRM2010 Snort Gutenprint jEdit Ghostscript Wireshark Scintilla OpenNMS LAME Mantis Arianne Notepad Clonezilla2009 OpenGTS Mumble Sweet Home 3D Medical eyeOS Piwik Silex DOSBox dotProject Frets on Fire ZK TinyMCE2008 OrangeHRM shareaza concrete5 WinSCP Enomalism Kablink PowerFolder MindTouch ehcache Hyperic HQ Enterprise Monitoring2007 Firebird Barcode4J Openbravo Inkscape Scorched 3D Art of Illusion FreeCol FreeNAS2006 Rosegarden Pentaho Linux NTFS file system support openQRM Sahana disaster management system Stellarium Filesystem in Userspace CMU Sphinx FreeMind Nullsoft Scriptable Install System2005 FCKeditor NHibernate MediaWiki MinGW Gourmet JasperReports Nagios Robosapien Dance Machine Net SNMP OGRE ClamWin RSSOwl2004 TortoiseCVS PearPC SugarCRM Azureus Bochs Audacity AWStats eGroupWare BZFlag Mailman Compiere phpBB2003 PhpGedView FileZilla Gallery TightVNC Boa Constructor Tikiwiki MegaMek POPFile JBoss TUTOS Crystal Space SquirrelMail2002 phpMyAdmin Fink GaimReception Edit An error message seen by someone attempting to access SourceForge from Iran an ITAR restricted country Usage Edit As of May 2013 update the SourceForge repository hosted more than 300 000 projects and had more than 3 million registered users 64 although not all were active The domain sourceforge net attracted at least 33 million visitors by August 2009 according to a Compete com survey 9 Country restrictions Edit Main article List of websites with country access restrictions In its terms of use 65 SourceForge states that its services are not available to users in countries on the sanction list of the U S Office of Foreign Assets Control including Cuba Iran North Korea Sudan and Syria Since 2008 the secure server used for making contributions to the site has blocked access from those countries In January 2010 the site had blocked all access from those countries including downloads Any IP address that appeared to belong to one of those countries could not use the site 66 By the following month SourceForge relaxed the restrictions so that individual projects could indicate whether or not SourceForge should block their software from download to those countries 67 This however had been reversed by November 2020 for North Korea and other countries 68 Crimea has been blocked since February 1 2015 69 70 71 better source needed See also Edit Free and open source software portal Comparison of source code hosting facilitiesReferences Edit a b Slashdot Media to Merge with BIZX LLC Creating a Market Leader in B2B Software Technology and Data BusinessInsider com Retrieved January 12 2020 BIZX Subsidiary SourceForge Media LLC Acquires Slashdot Media Marketwire January 28 2016 Retrieved October 15 2016 BIZX Subsidiary SourceForge Media LLC Acquires Slashdot Media Marketwire January 28 2016 Retrieved January 10 2017 Abbott Logan February 10 2016 SourceForge Acquisition and Future Plans SourceForge Retrieved January 1 2017 a b Maguire James October 17 2007 The SourceForge Story Archived from the original on July 16 2011 Retrieved April 12 2012 About Retrieved September 19 2020 Sourceforge net Apps SourceForge net Retrieved April 19 2012 Comprehensive Service Directory Apps SourceForge net Retrieved October 19 2012 a b United States October 26 2011 Sourceforge Attracts Almost 40m Visitors Yearly SiteAnalytics Compete com Retrieved April 19 2012 SourceForge net SourceForge net Hunt Katherine May 24 2007 Sourceforge quarterly profit surges as revenue rises MarketWatch com Retrieved August 13 2013 Software Corp late Thursday reported third quarter net earnings of 6 49 million or 9 cents a share up from 997 000 or 2 cents a share during the year ago period Pro forma earnings from continuing operations were 2 1 million or 3 cents a share compared with 1 2 million or 2 cents a share last year The Fremont Calif based maker of computer servers and storage systems said revenue for the three months ended April 30 rose to 10 3 million from 7 9 million Analysts on average had forecast a per share profit of 2 cents on revenue of 12 million SourceForge Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2009 Financial Results Archived from the original on June 3 2015 Dice holdings bytes slashdot Today we offer devshare beta a sustainable way to fund open source software July 2013 Schofield Jack January 29 2015 Are there any trustworthy sources for downloading software The Guardian Retrieved May 11 2015 SourceForge pledges to clean up its downloader act BetaNews February 11 2016 Retrieved April 30 2016 Roberto Galoppini July 1 2013 Today We Offer DevShare Beta A Sustainable Way To Fund Open Source Software Roberto Galoppini February 7 2014 DevShare Relaunch Power to end users Abbott Logan February 10 2016 SourceForge Acquisition and Future Plans SourceForge Retrieved February 10 2016 SourceForge now scans all projects for malware and displays warnings on downloads SourceForge May 17 2016 Retrieved October 15 2016 SourceForge Code Release VA Software January 14 2000 Archived from the original on March 1 2000 Retrieved February 11 2017 It s finally here The Code behind this site is being released under the terms of the GPL SourceForge Files Archived from the original on April 18 2001 Retrieved February 11 2017 Early code releases SourceForge Alexandria Archived from the original on March 2 2002 Retrieved February 11 2017 Restarting free SourceForge development LWN net December 11 2002 Rick Moen Sourceforge forks Retrieved February 11 2017 around 2002 VA Software decided to junk the entire SourceForge codebase as the basis for its proprietary SourceForge Enterprise product and recode the entire thing from scratch in Java VA Software Differences Between SourceForge net and SourceForge Enterprise Edition Archived from the original on March 10 2007 Retrieved February 11 2017 SourceForge net was built using popular web scripting languages including PHP Perl and Python and many Open Source tools and components By contrast SourceForge Enterprise Edition was architected and built from the ground up with a Platform independent J2EE architecture Business Wire December 8 2003 Latest Product from VA Software Provides Better Governance for Offshore Outsourcing Retrieved February 11 2017 VA Software Corporation Nasdaq LNUX provider of SourceForge Enterprise Edition today announced the release of a product designed to address key challenges related to offshore application development SourceForge Enterprise Edition 3 5 China Says Asta la Vista to Altavista VNUNet com September 6 2002 Archived from the original on October 11 2008 Retrieved December 4 2007 SourceForge Unblocked in China Moonlight Blog July 24 2008 Gamedev net GameDev net April 14 2012 Retrieved April 19 2012 Record Labels to Sue Vuze Limewire and SourceForge TorrentFreak com Retrieved April 19 2012 An Open Forge SourceForge March 11 2011 Retrieved February 4 2016 Proffitt Brian June 18 2012 SourceForge back end code to be donated to Apache ITworld Retrieved October 19 2012 SourceForge submits Allura to Apache s Incubator H Online com June 19 2012 Archived from the original on October 6 2013 Retrieved October 19 2012 DHI Group Inc Dice Holdings Inc Acquires Online Media Business from Geeknet Inc Retrieved April 30 2016 Dice Holdings acquires Slashdot and SourceForge September 19 2012 Archived from the original on December 8 2013 Retrieved April 30 2016 DHI Group plans to sell off Slashdot and SourceForge Ars Technica July 28 2015 Retrieved February 4 2016 Slashdot Media Acquired by BIZX for Undisclosed Price San Diego Business Journal Retrieved February 4 2016 Lucian Constantin September 26 2012 Compromised SourceForge mirror distributes backdoored phpMyAdmin package ITWorld com Retrieved January 23 2013 Today We Offer DevShare Beta A Sustainable Way To Fund Open Source Software SourceForge Community Blog Sourceforge net July 1 2013 Retrieved on 2013 09 18 Nathan Willis August 21 2013 SourceForge offering side loading installers LWN net Retrieved September 18 2013 a b Sharwood Simon November 8 2013 GIMP flees SourceForge over dodgy ads and installer The Register Retrieved November 21 2013 GIMP Project s Official Statement on SourceForge s Actions GIMP org Retrieved November 23 2015 SourceForge What the GIMP org Retrieved November 23 2015 O Grady Stephen June 2 2011 What Black Duck Can Tell Us About GitHub Language Fragmentation and More RedMonk tecosystems Binstock Andrew December 9 2014 The Long Death of Project Hosting Sites Dr Dobb s a b SourceForge grabs GIMP for Windows account wraps installer in bundle pushing adware Updated May 27 2015 Retrieved May 30 2015 SourceForge Acquisition and Future Plans SourceForge net February 9 2016 Retrieved October 15 2016 New SourceForge owners kill contentious DevShare bloatware program PCWorld February 12 2016 Retrieved October 15 2016 SourceForge now scans all projects for malware and displays warnings on downloads SourceForge net May 17 2016 Retrieved October 15 2016 a b GIMP Win project wasn t hijacked just abandoned Archived from the original on May 29 2015 Retrieved April 30 2016 a b c GIMP Project s Official Statement on SourceForge s Actions GIMP May 31 2015 Retrieved September 11 2020 SourceForge grabs GIMP for Windows account wraps installer in bundle pushing adware Updated Ars Technica May 27 2015 Retrieved April 30 2016 SourceForge Open Source Mirror Directory Retrieved April 30 2016 SourceForge locked in projects of fleeing users cashed in on malvertising Ars Technica June 2015 Retrieved June 2 2015 a b Sourceforge Hijacks the Nmap Sourceforge Account Seclists org June 3 2015 Third party offers will be presented with Opt In projects only June 2015 Retrieved April 30 2016 Sean Gallagher June 4 2015 Black mirror SourceForge has now seized Nmap audit tool project Ars Technica What happened to Sourceforge Retrieved April 30 2016 Project mirroring policies will be revisited with our Community Panel existing mirrors removed June 18 2015 Retrieved April 30 2016 New SourceForge owners kill contentious DevShare bloatware program PCWorld February 12 2016 Team Community Projects of the Month SourceForge Archived from the original on December 31 2020 What is SourceForge net Retrieved May 28 2013 terms of use Slashdot Media Retrieved July 28 2013 Sourceforge blog clarification for denial of access SourceForge net January 25 2010 Retrieved April 19 2012 Some good news SourceForge removes blanket blocking SourceForge net February 8 2010 Retrieved February 7 2014 Downloads in North Korea and other countries SourceForge net Retrieved April 13 2021 SourceForge zablokiroval skachivanie fajlov dlya krymskih ip 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