Behind the scenes on SourceForge’s acquisition of Ohloh

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May 29, 2009, 12:34 pm

On Thursday SourceForge announced its acquisition of Ohloh, operator of, an open-source data and community service. While the acquisition makes sense – Ars Technica dubs the move “the latest in a string of very smart moves that are rapidly turning SourceForge into the collaboration powerhouse that it originally aspired to become” – I wanted to know more about the ‘How’ of the deal.

When did the deal take shape, and how did it come about?

To get answers, I asked Jon Sobel, group president of Media at SourceForge, to provide some details…

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