SourceForge Implements OpenID Technology

Wed May 7, 2008 6:27pm EDT

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 7, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- SourceForge(r)
(Nasdaq:LNUX), the leader in community-driven media and e-commerce, today
announced inclusion of the OpenID functionality in their
website. OpenID is an open, decentralized, framework for digital identity that
eliminates the need for multiple usernames across different websites. users can now log in with an OpenID and receive a corresponding identity for use at other sites that support OpenID logins.

" is, at its core, about breaking down barriers and having the
technology get out of the way. OpenID fits into that idea really well, both
technically and philosophically," says Jeff Bates, SourceForge, Vice President
of Platform. "The OpenID technology is open source and has gained incredible
traction against some big proprietary alternatives based on its reliability and
ease-of-use. Our users have asked for it specifically."

The size of's deployment, affecting over 170,000 open source
projects and 1.8 million users, makes this a standard-setting integration for
wide OpenID adoption.

"It's great that SourceForge is implementing OpenID on such a broad scale, and
doing it in an appropriate way. By being one of the largest websites to accept
identities from other providers, they are taking full advantage of what OpenID
has to offer their users," says Scott Kveton, Chair, OpenID Foundation. "Having
SourceForge embrace OpenID is really exciting, and a clear indication of how
popular and widespread OpenIDs have become."

Along with integrating the OpenID technology, SourceForge has joined the OpenID
Foundation. The OpenID Foundation was formed to encourage the growth of OpenID
by providing a legal entity to be the steward for its community, needed
infrastructure and by generally helping to promote and support expanded adoption
of OpenID.

For more details and information on using OpenID with, please

About SourceForge, Inc.

SourceForge's media and e-commerce web sites connect millions of influential
technology professionals and enthusiasts each day. Combining user-developed
content, online marketplaces and e-commerce, SourceForge is the global
technology community's nexus for information exchange, goods for geeks, and open
source software distribution and services. SourceForge's network of web sites
serves 32 million unique visitors each month* and includes:,,,,, ITManagersJournal and
NewsForge. For more information or to view the media kit online, visit (*Source: Google Analytics and Omniture, April 2008.)

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