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SourceForge Open Source Mirror Directory

The Open Source Mirror Directory is an extension to our existing software directory, where we'll be mirroring projects that are not hosted on SourceForge, and SourceForge projects that have been abandoned.

Why are we doing this?

We want the SourceForge software directory to be as useful as possible. When you come here to search for a piece of software, we want you to be able to find it, and find the most up to date releases. And if that software isn't hosted on SourceForge, we still want you to be able to find it. Or if a SourceForge project has been abandoned, we want it moved to the mirror and maintained, so you can always find the newest releases. Millions of people use SourceForge every day to search for Open Source software, and we want to give them the best experience possible, even if the best answer to their search is a project hosted elsewhere, or an abandoned project newly maintained by the SourceForge team.

By mirroring these projects here, we come a step closer to that reality. And, in the process, we do those projects a small favor in return, providing another way to get to their website, and being part of their software distribution mirroring network. We’re putting your software in front of more than 42 million additional potential users a month.

SourceForge has always been about promoting Open Source, whether those projects are developed and hosted at SourceForge or elsewhere. Obviously, we prefer that projects are hosted and maintained on SourceForge, but mostly we love Open Source, and want to be part of promoting it in whatever ways we can.

What are we doing?

Projects are listed in the mirror neighborhood when they're not developed or hosted at SourceForge. Also included in the mirror are projects that were previously hosted on SourceForge but have been abandoned for various reasons, and instead release future content on another site. We want our users to be able to find the most up to date projects and software, so a number of these abandoned projects will be moved to the Mirror Directory and maintained by the SourceForge team.

Before adding a project to the mirror directory, we check the project website or wiki for their open source license, making sure they are compliant with the SourceForge Terms of Use. We then document which open source license they use when we create the mirror project.

The project pages will include a description of the product, a list of features, screenshots, links to their official website, and a mirror of their software releases. The projects will also be categorized by software topic, license, and the supported operating systems, allowing you to search and find what you are looking for with ease.

We'll be monitoring all of these projects so that we always have the latest updates and releases available.

You'll be able to identify that a project is a mirror, rather than a SourceForge project, by the the presence of the SourceForge Open Source Mirror Directory logo that appears in the top right corner of the page.

We want to hear from you.

If you have an Open Source project outside of SourceForge, we'd like to hear from you. If you want your project mirrored on our site, or if you don't want your project mirrored on our site, please let us know. Or there's any other service that we can extend to your project community, we'd like to hear that, too. Contact us at communityteam@sourceforge.net and we'll be sure the message gets to the right people.