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SourceForge.net Launches Hosted Apps
New Service Provides Virtualized Tools to Users Quickly and Easily
MOUNTAIN 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 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.

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