Can Ohloh bring back Sourceforge mojo?

Can Ohloh bring back Sourceforge mojo?

Summary: If Ohloh can turn Sourceforge back into a money spinner it will be good for everyone.

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Time to admit a harsh truth. Sourceforge has been going downhill, relative to the market, for a long time now.

Any open source project with any ambition now has its own forge.

So Sourceforge is striking out in a new direction with the acquisition of Ohloh, a directory of open source projects and developers based, ironically, in Bellevue, Washington, a few miles from Microsoft's corporate campus.

Who is really buying who is revealed in a quote, on the Sourceforge press release, from Ohloh CEO Scott Collison:

"We have long held SourceForge in high regard. We are eager to combine our skills and insights with SourceForge's credibility and reach in the open source ecosystem and look forward to joining the SourceForge team."

If Ohloh can turn Sourceforge back into a money spinner it will be good for everyone.

Topic: Open Source

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