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Choices Grow for Finding and Understanding Open Source

Oct 03, 2007, 19:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

"It used to be that many folks in open source, both developers and users, lamented that despite the innovative nature of their software, there wasn't much progress coming from their main repositories and directories such as SourceForge.net and Freshmeat.net. There have been some efforts such as Google's project hosting, Subversion development for the community from CollabNet and SWiK, SourceLabs' open source listing service, but these have not sufficiently filled the open source repository and connections gap. Furthermore, while open source software development within projects is highly efficient and effective, the amount of cross-project and cross-product coordination and collaboration has been hampered by lack of a good place to do it..."

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