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19 June 2012, 11:49

SourceForge submits Allura to Apache's Incubator

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SourceForge logo SourceForge has announced that Allura, the software that powers the popular project hosting service, has been submitted to the Apache Software Foundation Incubator for consideration, the first step in the process of becoming a top-level Apache project. With this move, the organisation says that it hopes "to draw an even wider community of developers who can advance the feature set and tailor the framework to their needs."

Allura, also referred to as SourceForge 2.0 by its developers, is an Apache 2.0 licensed open source software "forge". It features support for managing source code repositories, discussion forums, mailing lists and wikis, as well as bug reports and blogs. The suite of web applications is written in Python and also makes use the NoSQL database MongoDB, the Solr search server and the RabbitMQ messaging platform.

"We're very excited about this step and think that it's going to be a big turning point in the history of SourceForge", said the developers, adding that, "We look forward to collaborating with some of the brightest people in the world, and benefiting the thousands of Open Source projects that are hosted at SourceForge. It’s clearly the best of all possible worlds." SourceForge is owned and operated by Geeknet, formerly known as SourceForge Inc.

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