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SourceForge review by Kuntal V.
Kuntal V.
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"SourceForge the ultimate OpenSource software base"

What do you like best?

The best thing about SourceForge is that it provides a huge platform to the open source community.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it happens that when you are trying to download a software/project. But there are a bunch of different download buttons which redirect you to downloading some junk software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You should definitely try it. I find it more useful as it has to offer lots of useful features, such as Discussion Forums, Code Repository, Statistics of downloads, Issue tracking and many more.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a part of running a business and developing software, it becomes difficult to maintain different projects and manage different versions of the software developed by our different developers. SourceForge does the job for us.

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SourceForge review by Tyler W.
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"An Outdated But Once Great Resource For Open Source Software"

What do you like best?

SourceForge is dedicated to hosting open source software and the supporting the community that supports that software. It is an admirable goal. SourceForge was important to the open source movement for a long time, and hosted thousands of repositories for open source software.

SourceForge holds nostalgic value for those users who hosted software on the site, found useful software, and read documentation.

What do you dislike?

The open source community has moved on. It is very rare for a new project to find itself on SourceForge with better modern alternatives like GitHub, BitBucket, and GitLab getting far more traffic.

Everything about SourceForge feels dated now. The user interface hasn't had any significant improvement in many years, and it shows. A significant portion of the projects hosted there are out of date, or no longer supported. There are installers for software with malware included.

SourceForge was a great resource once, but we have all moved on to greener pastures at this point.

Recommendations to others considering the product

SourceForge is no longer relevant. It is time to move on to a more modern solution like GitHub, BitBucket, or a private version control hosting solution.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

At this point, I am not using SourceForge for any projects. Everything open source is on GitHub, and proprietary code is hosted on private version control hosting.

SourceForge can still be a decent resource occasionally for older software, but, more often than not, the code and documentation found there is out of date.

What Version Control Hosting solution do you use?

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SourceForge review by Alexandre R.
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"I use their services since 2003. It is one of the first open-source hosting services."

What do you like best?

It is a classic open-source repository. One of the first of the kind and still hosts many projects. It has webpage hosting, source code versioning repository, issue management, file and release management, discussion list management. The service has a great number of mirrors to host the projects files.

What do you dislike?

Unfortunately it has been around for too many time without a revamp. Nowadays it feels outdated and needs too much effort, due to old UI and outdated working processes that are enforced on the projects. I have never used the private/corporate version, but it seems to be pretty similar to the open-source/public service that I used. Most of the projects I know migrated to GitHub and Bitbucket. On the last years, SourceForge started offering adware supported installers and suspicious software to be installed together with the files some of the projects were releasing. It seems that it is not prevalent anymore but demonstrates that the service is struggling to maintain its users and projects.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would not use it on new projects, try looking for GitHub, Bitbucket, Amazon AWS private cloud source-code versioning services, Microsoft TFS (private and on cloud). All them will give you way more benefits.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used it to publish open source projects. It was one of the first open-source hosting services available. My projects and the projects I contributed to had a great reach due to SourceForge services. Unfortunately it is outdated and projects migrated to GitHub and Bitbucket.

SourceForge review by User
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"Some time Source Forge act as a life saver."

What do you like best?

Simple steps and easy to understand interface to host your software. Sourceforge is also a great repository to download open-source software. When your problem is very specific and you do not want to invest heavy amount to buy a full version of a software. You can easily get some open source software to get your job done. I even do not remember how much time I downloaded from Sourceforge. As a repository its really very help full.

What do you dislike?

Sometime, I found it's U.I confusing. Some time software comes with more than one download button so its not easy to identify the correct one.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Source forge has some excellent feature like Discussion Board,Issue tracker etc. I think these are very usefull and should be exploited by the users.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used it for version control of my Proof Of Concept in Cerner.Now, when I am a student as I am doing master, I have used so many software downloaded from Sourceforge.

SourceForge review by G2 Crowd User in Hospital & Health Care
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"Long Time User of Sourceforce... and it's okay."

What do you like best?

Sourceforge is the classic, baseline, open source code hosting solution. It has many features for projects, but no part of it stands out anymore. It is capable at what it does, but it's nothing special. It has been around for a long time, so i dont see it going anywhere for a long time.

What do you dislike?

The UI feels dated, and it doesnt particularly succeed at any one feature, instead choosing to do everything solidly. You wont love it, and you wont hate it. The UI feels kind of outdated. For a while, it was an adware infested pit, but the new owners have turned that around.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Look to Bitbucket or GitHub.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I published my first open source projects here, back when i needed a single system that did a little bit of everything.

SourceForge review by User in E-Learning
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"Centralized online location to manage software"

What do you like best?

SourceForge was bought by a new company in the beginning of this year and has improved greatly ever since. Https support has been added and all bundled software have been removed. Malware can also be scanned and even better is the 2 factor authentication for your account.

What do you dislike?

Installing games can be cumbersome. When we downloaded a free Sudoku game, it took forever. Then when we uninstalled it and later found out that the hard drive was working really hard; which means the Sudoku downloader was still running. Still not clear what was going on there.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Yes I would recommend it .

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is a one stop shop for all software needs. So if ever I need a software tool, I go to sourceforge and install what I need. Saves a lot of time.

SourceForge review by Administrator in Computer Software
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"Great place for your project"

What do you like best?

Open source is the key to our future, and sourceforge leads the way. Sourceforge is not just a place to drop your code, but it is a place to build your community. Sourceforce helps you to evangelize your project.

What do you dislike?

There are many abandoned projects and project using obsolete version control. Really why use anything but git?

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Trying to build a community that meets users needs and desires to improve your open source project. It is fairly easy to get thousands of downloads if your project includes a quality solution. It is much harder to develop an active community.

SourceForge review by User in Computer Software
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"Most trusted place to find open source software"

What do you like best?

Know that I can find all the software for which I am looking. The site is always safe and secure

What do you dislike?

It doesn't happen often but I have had slow downloads for large files

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're using it, stay with it; new management is really turning things around. If you're considering switching, I would highly recommend it; the recent changes show commitment to the platform.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Lots of different types and I always come to SourceForge for my software. SoundForge has everything I need so I never have to worry about finding things, which also saves me a lot of time.

SourceForge review by Administrator in Retail
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"Great Resource!"

What do you like best?

This is a great resource for open source software and updates.

What do you dislike?

There really isn't anything I dislike about SourceForge.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Updating open source software and having a code repository on hand. It's great for version control.

SourceForge review by Sankalp J.
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"Pretty Old"

What do you like best?

Things have moved and changed a lot when people were using SourceForge.

What do you dislike?

Ease of use. We have started using GitHub for our version control and its a lot better than SourceForge.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Version Control

SourceForge review by User in Financial Services
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"Great tool"

What do you like best?

This gives you great control over the code base as it evolves through out the development cycle.

What do you dislike?

This is falling behind the competitor like github where code management is much more easier.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Well source code management is a very important part of any project which SourceForge helps with.

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