|| ||Sharon Smith <linuxpr-AT-yahoo.com>|
|| ||News Item: SourceForge.net Launches Hosted Apps|
|| ||Mon, 13 Oct 2008 08:52:18 -0700 (PDT)|
SourceForge.net Launches Hosted Apps
New service provides virtualized tools to users quickly and easily
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., October 13, 2008 - 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
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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