June 6, 2015

Replace SourceForge with these Better Alternatives

SourceForge is a long established web-based service that offers source code repository, downloads mirrors, bug tracker and other features. It acts as a centralized location for software developers to control and manage free and open-source software development.

SourceForge has been recently touting controversy with a bizarre move to added bundled commercial projects with 'unmaintained' code from open source projects; in particular GIMP was affected. Following media outrage, SourceForge has since vowed to discontinue this practice, although there remain other practices that are questionable to open source developers, such as the transfer of project pages they deem are inactive, and malvertising. Is it time for developers to look elsewhere to host projects? Fortunately, there are some excellent alternatives.

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