New Service Provides Virtualized Tools to Users Quickly and EasilyMOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, Oct 13, 2008 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- 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
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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
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