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SourceForge Acquisition and Future Plans

At the end of January, SourceForge and Slashdot were sold to BIZX, LLC by DHI Group, Inc. As the new owners of two iconic sites, we are excited about the future and what we can do together. We’ve already started to take action, and are developing further plans for the site. We encourage your feedback to help us shape the future direction for the site.

Our first order of business was to terminate the “DevShare” program. As of last week, the DevShare program was completely eliminated. The DevShare program delivered installer bundles as part of the download for participating projects. We want to restore our reputation as a trusted home for open source software, and this was a clear first step towards that. We’re more interested in doing the right thing than making extra short-term profit. As we move forward, we will be focusing on the needs of our developers and visitors by building out site features and establishing community trust. Eliminating the DevShare program was just the first step of many more to come. Plans for the near future include full https support for both SourceForge and Slashdot, and a lot more changes we think developers and end-users will embrace.

Stay tuned for future announcements about how we’re making SourceForge better for everyone.

Logan Abbott

President

SourceForge Media, LLC

Only the name has changed

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.

If you want to know more about our new corporate entity, you can read all about it at http://slashdotmedia.com/

Introducing SlashDataCenter

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 introducing SlashDataCenter, which focuses on data centers and IT infrastructure—both on-premises and in the cloud. We’re kicking off with stories that explore the ways Hewlett-Packard, Apple, and other companies are working to create energy efficient data centers; how last year’s flooding in Thailand still affects the storage industry; whether the cloud can truly “rightsize” the data center; and many more.

Please take a look, and let us know what you think. You can also visit the SlashDataCenter Facebook and Google+ pages, follow the site on Twitter, and sign up for the weekly newsletter.

Announcing SlashCloud

SourceForge and our sister site, Slashdot, have long served as go-to places for developers and other IT pros looking to learn more about what’s going on in tech. After we noticed an uptick in demand for information on business intelligence, we launched a site called SlashBI which provided news and expert commentary on that fast-growing segment. Recent articles have covered everything from federal agencies’ need for more data analysts, to the Apple iPad’s effect on business intelligence vendors, to best practices for managing analytics applications within the enterprise.

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. image from shutterstock 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.

–Rich

(Cloud image from Shutterstock)

Announcing SlashBI

SourceForge and our sister site, Slashdot, have long served as go-to places for developers and other IT pros looking to learn more about what’s going on in tech. We’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 Data—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.