Forges: developers, developers, developers

Posted on Wednesday, January 3, 2007 in Uncategorized

Forges: developers, developers, developers

It's the current fashion: forges. There are so many that you don't know which to choose.

The forges are websites hosting software projects that, in addition to hosting your code, offer the services the developers need for their project, like mail lists, bug tracking, revision control for team developing (CVS and/or SVN), forums, web hosting, ...

The most known and used is SourceForge, but more began to appear and now even Microsoft has its own open-source repository. But it's not the only one, we also have Sun, Google (with SoC, a very interesting project for free software community), FSF, Novell or RedIRIS (Spanish public organization), Mancomún (related to CESGA) and BerliOS (from the German Government and that now, like other times, is down).

These are some between those generic services, but there are also others aimed at specific products such as Mozilla, Jabber, Ruby, Joomla or Lua.

As I said, there are so many, that finally you don't know which one to choose.

Ah, the guy you can see in the video is Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft.