Several months ago, we announced that SourceForge (and Slashdot and FreeCode) were acquired by Dice Holdings. As part of that transition, the name of our parent company is changing this week. We’re now part of a parent company called Slashdot Media instead of Geeknet Media.
That’s all that’s changed. SourceForge is still dedicated to being your trusted source for Open Source, and will continue to provide free hosting for your Open Source project.
While you won’t see any changes to our services, or in our passion for Open Source, you may notice some changes to the site over the coming months. For example, in the right sidebar on project pages, you’ll see jobs in your area, provided by our partners Dice, the #1 technical job board website, with access to over 80,000 job listings around the world.
SourceForge and our sister site, Slashdot, act as go-to hubs for developers and other IT pros who want to learn a little more about what’s going on in tech. In that spirit, we began offering a series of sites aimed at specific types of technology. First came SlashBI, which provided news and expert commentary on the business-intelligence segment. Then came SlashCloud, devoted to the latest information about cloud computing.
Now, we’re complementing SlashBI with SlashCloud, dedicated to the latest information about cloud computing.
The cloud is, well, something of a cloudy concept for some people. Companies routinely fight over their definition of it (think Oracle and Salesforce). Customers question whether they need it. SlashCloud will present a clearer picture of the cloud via a mix of news and commentary from a roster of content experts, business leaders, and analysts. Our launch stories include an interview with Salesforce EVP and former Heroku CEO Byron Sebastian, a comparison of Google Drive to other cloud-storage options, and a call for businesses to embrace the cloud on its own terms.
SlashCloud is the next in our series of verticals dedicated to specific technologies. Please take a look, and let us know what you think. You can also visit the SlashCloud Facebook and Google+ pages, follow the site on Twitter, and sign up for the weekly newsletter.
SourceForge and our sister site, Slashdot, have long served as go-to places for developers and other IT pros looking to learn more about whatâ€™s going on in tech. Weâ€™ve noticed a recent uptick in demand for information on business intelligence, and decided to fill it with a new site called SlashBI, which will offer a variety of news and expert commentary on this fast-growing segment.
SlashBI will cover everything from B.I. fundamentals for developers, to open-source hypervisor projects, to best practices for handling Big Dataâ€”and that’s just for starters. Plus, thanks to the power of the series of tubes we call the Internets, the site will feature copious images, diagrams and video.
SlashBI is just our first site dedicated to a particular tech subject. Please swing by, take a look, and let us know what you think.
Projects of The Month
SCons - a software construction tool (build tool, or make tool) implemented in Python, which uses Python scripts as “configuration files” for software builds. It is an easier, more reliable, and faster way to build software, solving a number of problems associated with other build tools, especially including the classic and ubiquitous make itself.
FreeFileSync - a graphical file synchronization and folder comparison tool. This means its main purpose is to speed up backup operations by examining the differences between source and target folders and then copy only what is needed rather than copying everything each time, similar to what a disk cloning/imaging tool does.