SourceForge.net Launches Standard-Setting Implementation
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, May 7, 2008- SourceForge (NASDAQ: LNUX),the leader in community-driven media and
e-commerce, today announced inclusion of the OpenID functionality in their SourceForge.net website.
OpenID is an open, decentralized, framework for digital identity that eliminates the need for
multiple usernames across different websites. SourceForge.net users can now log in with an OpenID
and receive a corresponding SourceForge.net identity for use at other sites that support OpenID
"SourceForge.net 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 SourceForge.net'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 SourceForge.net, please see
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: SourceForge.net, Slashdot.org,
ThinkGeek.com, Linux.com, freshmeat.net, ITManagersJournal and NewsForge. For more information or
to view the media kit online, visit www.sourceforge.com. (*Source: Google Analytics and Omniture,
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Jesse Casman for SourceForge, Inc.
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