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Choices Grow for Finding and Understanding Open Source

“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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