MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 12, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- SourceForge, the leader in tech-oriented, community-driven media and e-commerce, (Nasdaq: LNUX) today announced free hosting for Git, Bazaar and Mercurial, three leading distributed source code management (SCM) systems. This service is immediately available to all open source projects registered on SourceForge.net
SCM systems, which store and manage changes to source code, enable large teams to collaborate on software projects in a controlled, productive way. SourceForge.net already provides hosting for well-known SCM systems CVS and Subversion.
"Freedom to choose is one of our core principles at SourceForge. We think it's better to provide a broad selection of quality tools and let open source developers choose the one that fits their needs," said Ross Turk, director of community at SourceForge. "Git, Bazaar and Mercurial, accompanied by our popular Subversion and CVS support, put us on the path toward a very well-rounded SCM toolset."
SourceForge has increased the frequency of tools released for developers in the past six months, especially its Hosted Apps releases, which provide instant, virtualized access to popular open source tools. Trac, MediaWiki, Laconica, phpBB, WordPress, Piwik and other Hosted Apps are available immediately at http://p.sf.net/sf-community/hostedapps.
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 35 million unique visitors each month* and includes: SourceForge.net, Slashdot, ThinkGeek and freshmeat.net. For more information or to view the media kit online, visit www.sourceforge.com. (*Source: Google Analytics and Omniture, January 2009.)
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Jesse Casman for SourceForge, Inc.