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Enterprise Linux Today: SourceForge.net Supports 100,000 Developers in First Year of Service

Jan 22, 2001, 15:15 (0 Talkback[s])

"User base growth rate of 30% per month reflects growing popularity of open source development model."

"Open Source Development Network (OSDN.com), a division of VA Linux Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:LNUX), has announced that SourceForge.net, the world's largest ASP for Open Source developers, now supports over 100,000 registered users. Since its official launch a year ago, SourceForge.net has expanded its base of supported projects to more than 13,000, including major projects such as MySQL, Tcl, Python, XFree86, KDE and Squid."

"To accommodate the rapid expansion of SourceForge.net, OSDN has added significant resources to the site, including additional personnel, bandwidth and VA Linux servers and storage systems. SourceForge.net's user base has grown at an average rate of more than 30% per month."

"Further, SourceForge.net has entered into a collaborative agreement with University of North Carolina -- Chapel Hill's online library, ibiblio (www.ibiblio.org), which will serve as a mirror and partial ftp site for SourceForge.net. With its roots in the former SunSITE (SunSITE.unc.edu) and MetaLab (MetaLab.unc.edu), ibiblio.org has historically played a key role in helping to expand and improve the archiving of information on the Internet, with a significant library of Linux and Open Source software."

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