SourceForge.net Launches Hosted Apps

Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:00am EDT

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  MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, Oct 13 (MARKET WIRE) -- 
SourceForge, Inc. (NASDAQ: LNUX), the leader in community-driven content
and media, has announced the launch of Hosted Apps, a new service for
developers that provides instant, virtualized access to popular open
source applications. SourceForge will centrally manage the infrastructure
and security of Hosted Apps, allowing developers to innovate freely
without being distracted by the maintenance of their project's
infrastructure.

    The inaugural application lineup contains three of the most widely used
applications within the SourceForge community: phpBB (forum software),
MediaWiki (the wiki platform that powers Wikipedia), and LimeSurvey (an
online survey tool). Because the Hosted Apps platform allows
SourceForge.net to easily add support for a wide variety of third-party
open source applications, more applications are scheduled for deployment
over the coming months.

    "It's important for us to provide cutting-edge functionality to our
community quickly and in a scalable fashion. Using a combination of
popular open source tools and virtualization, we're able to get new
features to our users quicker than we ever have," says Ross Turk, director
of community at SourceForge. "Developers can be much more productive when
they don't have to worry about maintaining their infrastructure, and this
new offering allows them to use the tools they know and like without the
burden of maintaining them."

    These hosted applications can be enabled for any new or existing
SourceForge.net project through the Hosted Apps page in the project
administration section. For more information about SourceForge.net Hosted
Apps, please see http://alexandria.wiki.sourceforge.net/Hosted%20App.

    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 33 million unique visitors each
month* and includes: SourceForge.net, Slashdot, ThinkGeek, Linux.com, and
freshmeat.net. For more information or to view the media kit online, visit
www.sourceforge.com. (*Source: Google Analytics and Omniture, July 2008.)

    SourceForge, SourceForge.net, Slashdot, freshmeat, and ThinkGeek are
registered trademarks of SourceForge, Inc. in the United States and other
countries. All other trademarks or product names are property of their
respective owners.

    

Media Contact:
Jesse Casman
for SourceForge, Inc.
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