Msg#: 3025480 posted 8:30 am on Jul 28, 2006 (gmt 0)
Stein says, "We really like SourceForge, and we don't want to hurt SourceForge" or take away projects. Instead, Stein says that the goal is to see what Google can do with the Google infrastructure, to provide an alternative for open source projects.
Sourceforge.net is ranked at #78 by alexa. So they must be having good traffic and advertising revenue. Looks like Google is targeting that revenue. If they really wanted to provide "hosting for open source projects" then they could have hosted a mirror of sourceforge.net and provided them a free full-text search.
[edited by: iThink at 6:44 pm (utc) on July 28, 2006]
Msg#: 3025480 posted 7:35 pm on Aug 1, 2006 (gmt 0)
Forking and options are very much within the open source philosophy.
Has sourceforge made any real improvements since the days of VA Linux Systems? I haven't noticed any.
I actually suggested this a couple of years ago in one of those "What can Google do for webmasters" threads a couple of years ago. Google has the resources, and it is a way to give back to the community.