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Technical Overview: SourceForge Global Development Platform (registration reqd)
Applying Open Source Processes in Corporate Development Organizations (registration reqd)
SourceForge System Basics
A key concept in SourceForge is the notion of "projects". SourceForge allows users (with the appropriate permissions) to create project workspaces: feature-rich, on-line project environments that can be populated with selected team members, access controls, tools, IP, artifacts, documents, workflow rules and more. Project founders and/or administrators set permissions on what projects, information and tools can be accessed by whom using straightforward role-based access controls. To ease new project set-up, users can also select and reuse a project structure template that was defined for a previous project. At that point, SourceForge is ready to help people work.
Who Uses SourceForge?
SourceForge Enterprise Edition is used by many different types of users in various roles: Developers, QA personnel, project and program managers, business analysts, product managers, technical publications staff, field personnel, tech support, help desk personnel, contractors and outsource service providers, partners, even customers, as well as senior managers and executives who want real-time, detailed information about IT projects, resources and issues. SourceForge provides organizations with an easy-to-deploy, easy-to-use solution that helps a wide variety of people get work done in a more efficient and transparent fashion.
Organizations typically need to maintain legacy applications as well as develop new applications and products across a wide range of systems and technologies. Most organizations also have geographically-distributed development teams and partners, requiring infrastructural support for development both inside and outside their firewall. SourceForge technology is open and adaptable to the challenges of modern enterprise environments in several important ways: