Collaboration is crucial for development efficiency and productivity. When people collaborate, teamwork gets better, problems are solved sooner, development proceeds faster and innovation intensifies. The Open Source community is a prime example. Despite the numerous challenges of distributed development, the Open Source community has proven that using a centralized development resource (SourceForge.net) together with new, more collaborative ways of working can drive more rapid development, better quality software and innovation.
Today, companies seeking to optimize distributed development are increasingly looking to the Open Source community for Open Source innovations and collaborative principles that can be adopted within their own organizations. But since most enterprise development organizations lack a centralized, web-accessible resource like SourceForge.net, they typically suffer from inadequate collaboration, longer development cycles, and higher costs. Key challenges include:
Just as SourceForge.net serves as a central enabling technology for the worldwide Open Source community, SourceForge Enterprise Edition has proven to be a key enabling technology for improving collaboration and development efficiency within distributed organizations.
* SourceForge.net (www.sf.net) is the world's largest Open Source development website. SourceForge.net is where over 900,000 registered users come together to collectively develop, collaborate and innovate on over 84,000 Open Source projects. VA Software is the creator and owner of SourceForge.net. Today, SourceForge.net is operated by OSTG, Inc. (a VA Software subsidiary) as a free service to the Open Source community.