Enterprise Linux Today: SourceForge.net Supports 100,000 Developers in First Year of Service
Jan 22, 2001, 15:15 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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."