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30 May 2009, 12:34

SourceForge takes over Ohloh

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SourceForge Inc., which runs projects like the open source software site and the Slashdot news site, is taking over the Ohloh open source directory. Ohloh was founded in 2006 by several former Microsoft executives. It now contains detailed information about more than 250,000 open source projects, such as the programming languages used, the number of lines of code, the licenses, the number of developers and the activity and popularity compared with other projects. The information is gathered to help admins and IT decision makers select suitable software.

By acquiring the Ohloh software and database, SourceForge hopes to gain a deeper understanding of the developer community, which is expected to improve the targeted advertising on its free services. No further details about the takeover and purchase price have been publicised.


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