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SourceForge Enterprise Edition

Has anybody had an experience with SF Enterprise?  I'm interested in learning more about if for our IT dept.

Richard Caetano
Sunday, January 19, 2003

I would like to add a second question to that: Did anyone try or does anyone use GForce?

It's an open source fork of the now closed source SourceForge and created by Tim Perdue, the same guy that was standing at the roots of SourceForge.

Jan Derk
Sunday, January 19, 2003

I have been a _user_ of sourceforge inside a corporate setting (don't know if it was particularly Enterprise or anything, this was a while ago) and a _user_ of the real live  And it looked the same.

More important than the software itself (it obviously does work, and does scale well, although how 'hairy' it is behind the pretty webpages I don't know) is it's roll.

The openness and teamwork it fosters is very valuable.  From being in a very closed team with in corp to being in the same corp looking and sharing code with other teams, it was like walking out of a prision into the light after a long time in solitary confinement!

do it!
Sunday, January 19, 2003

My previous company (before being laidoff) was looking at SourceForge. IIRC, the per-seat licensing fee was relatively high - especially since there are several projects that took the last open release and have progressed from there.

Jan mentioned one, another is Savannah from the FSF. Its site is at

Sunday, January 19, 2003

GForge is based on the open source version of (v2.6), quite dated when compared to the Enterprise Edition 3.5.  Differences include security fixes and 2 years of feture advancements.  Additionally, I believe GForge is run by one person, Tim Perdue, not sure how well that scales for enterprise customer's needs.

Monday, March 1, 2004

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