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  • Today in Tech – 1960
    On this day in 1960 IBM announced their plans for their Stretch supercomputer, the IBM 7030. In an upbeat release the company stated that the Stretch would be the world’s fastest and most powerful computer of the time, outperforming the IBM 704 by 60 to 100 times. The actual performance of the IBM 7030 ended […]

  • Projects of the Week, April 24, 2017
    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: gnuplot A famous scientific plotting package, features include 2D and 3D plotting, a huge number of output formats, interactive input or script-driven options, and a large set of scripted examples. [ Download gnuplot ] Jaspersoft Studio Jaspersoft® Studio is […]

  • “Community Choice” Project of the Month Vote – June 2017
    The vote for June 2017 Community Choice SourceForge Project of the Month is now available, and will run until May 15, 2017 12:00 UTC. ShanaEncoder ShanaEncoder is an audio/video encoding program based on FFmpeg. Main Features – Both beginners and professionals can easily use the ShanaEncoder. – Fast encoding speed and quality of professional. – […]

  • Today in Tech – 1957
    On this day in 1957, the first FORTRAN program was run. Back in 1953, IBM computer scientist John W. Backus proposed to his superiors that a more practical language be developed for programming their IBM 704 mainframe computer. He along with a team of programmers later invented FORTRAN, a “high-level” programming language that greatly simplified […]

  • Projects of the Week, April 17, 2017
    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: movistartv Kodi Movistar+ TV es un ADDON para XBMC/ Kodi que permite disponer de un decodificador de los servicios IPTV de Movistar integrado en uno de los mediacenters mas populares. El proyecto no trata solo de replicar los servicios […]

  • The Unspoken Rules of Open Source Development
    Rules govern just about everything. There are rules of physics, rules in mathematics, rules in sports and the rule of law just to name a few. Naturally, open source development also has its own set of rules. The thing is, some of these rules come so naturally to developers that they’re no longer mentioned, they’re […]

  • Today in Tech – 1981
    April 12, 1981 – The HP-41 calculator was the first calculator to have alphanumeric display capabilities, and on this day in 1981 it was used on board NASA’s first space shuttle flight. The calculator helped astronauts calculate many important things, such as the exact angle at which they needed to re-enter Earth’s atmosphere safely, and […]

  • Projects of the Week, April 10, 2017
    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: FlightGear – Flight Simulator Founded in 1997, FlightGear is developed by a worldwide group of volunteers, brought together by a shared ambition to create the most realistic flight simulator possible that is free to use, modify and distribute. FlightGear […]

  • Open Source Forking: The Good and The Bad
    Since its inception open source forking has often been a topic of debate. For some, forks spell disaster while others see it as good and inherent to the nature of open source. The plain and simple truth however is that it can be both– and which side ultimately becomes truer than the other depends on […]

  • Win a Free Pass to OSCON 2017 from SourceForge
    SourceForge is excited to be attending OSCON Open Source Convention 2017 in Austin, Texas on May 10th and 11th. SourceForge is giving away one free OSCON 2017 Bronze Pass which includes: Entry to all keynotes & sessions Expo Hall and on-site networking events 90–day Safari membership Details here To enter the OSCON 2017 Bronze Pass […]

  • Today in Tech – 1911
    April 5, 1911 – Born on this day is Cuthbert Hurd, a mathematician hired by IBM in 1949. At the time, Hurd was only the second IBM employee hired with a Ph.D. While he may not be widely-known, his contribution to IBM and the development of computers is invaluable. During the early 1950s IBM profited […]

  • April 2017, “Staff Pick” Project of the Month – Bulk Crap Uninstaller
    For our April “Staff Pick” Project of the Month, we selected Bulk Crap Uninstaller, a free and open source program uninstaller that excels at removing large amounts of applications with minimal user input. We asked developer Marcin Szeniak to share some thoughts about the project’s history, purpose, and direction. SourceForge (SF): What made you start […]

  • Projects of the Week, April 3, 2017
    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: Linux Diagnostic Tools Project’s goal is to create better tools for diagnosing Linux systems. Diagnostics include first failure data capture, error log analysis, preventative testing, and system inventory gathering. [ Download Linux Diagnostic Tools ] Cosmic-OS Cosmic-OS is an […]

  • April 2017, “Community Choice” Project of the Month – Liferay Portal
    For our April “Community Choice” Project of the Month, the community elected Liferay Portal, the world’s leading enterprise open source portal framework. It offers integrated Web publishing and content management; an enterprise service bus and service-oriented architecture; and compatibility with all major IT infrastructure. Liferay Portal was previously chosen Project of the Month in July […]

  • CodePlex Shuts Down. SourceForge is Here
    By now you may have seen the announcement that CodePlex is shutting down. While we hate to see good open source destinations retire, we know there are thousands of projects on CodePlex that deserve to live on. To that end, SourceForge can help be your project’s next home. Here’s a message from Logan Abbott, President […]

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