SourceForge.net Reaches 100,000 Open Source Project Milestone
Open Source collaborative development site, SourceForge.net, has surpassed the 100,000th project milestone. The momentum behind SourceForge.net’s continued rapid growth has been fueled by the visibility of new projects posted by leading organizations such as NASA, Microsoft, Google, IBM, and SalesForce.com. In the past 100 days, SourceForge.net has approved and launched nearly 6,000 new projects. Registered users on the site have surpassed the one million mark to reach a new high of 1,074,424 as of May 17, 2005.
The largest site of its kind, SourceForge.net enables development and IT professionals worldwide to collaborate on Open Source projects, download code and projects, and actively interact with other members of the technology community through mailing lists and other forums.
“We’ve long viewed SourceForge.net as a catalyst for change in the way technologies are developed and distributed,” said Jeff Bates, site director for SourceForge.net and VP of editorial operations for OSTG. “The community that relies on our site represents the earliest of early-adopters — the most forward-thinking development and IT professionals who are seeking better, faster, and frankly, cheaper, ways to achieve their business goals.”
Bates continued, “Corporations posting projects to SourceForge.net view their Open Source strategies as a critical component towards accelerating adoption and migration to their products and services. SourceForge.net is an integral part of the Open Source dialog to stimulate technology innovation, add value to proprietary technologies, and facilitate and spur continuous change and growth in software development across the board.”