SourceForge Enterprise Edition is a collaborative revision control
Revision control
Revision control, also known as version control and source control , is the management of changes to documents, programs, and other information stored as computer files. It is most commonly used in software development, where a team of people may change the same files...

 and software development
Software development
Software development is the development of a software product...

 management system. It provides a front-end to a range of software development lifecycle services and integrates with a number of free software
Free software
Free software, software libre or libre software is software that can be used, studied, and modified without restriction, and which can be copied and redistributed in modified or unmodified form either without restriction, or with restrictions that only ensure that further recipients can also do...

 / open source software applications (such as PostgreSQL
PostgreSQL, often simply Postgres, is an object-relational database management system available for many platforms including Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, MS Windows and Mac OS X. It is released under the PostgreSQL License, which is an MIT-style license, and is thus free and open source software...

 and Subversion).

While originally itself open source software, SourceForge was commercialized as v2.5 prototype code and eventually relicensed under a proprietary software license as SourceForge Enterprise Edition. The original codebase was fork
Fork (software development)
In software engineering, a project fork happens when developers take a legal copy of source code from one software package and start independent development on it, creating a distinct piece of software...

ed by the GNU Project
GNU Project
The GNU Project is a free software, mass collaboration project, announced on September 27, 1983, by Richard Stallman at MIT. It initiated GNU operating system development in January, 1984...

 as Savane. It was also later forked as GForge
GForge is a free software fork of the web-based project-management and collaboration software originally created for SourceForge, called Savane...

 by one of the SourceForge programmers, and then GForge was itself forked as FusionForge
FusionForge is a free software application descendant of the forge originally created for running the platform...

 by three GForge developers. Originally sold by VA Software, SourceForge Enterprise Edition was acquired by CollabNet
CollabNet is a company that sells application lifecycle management software for distributed development teams engaged in both enterprise and open source development.-History:...

 on April 24, 2007.
SourceForge is a web-based source code repository. It acts as a centralized location for software developers to control and manage open source software development. The website runs a version of SourceForge Enterprise Edition, forked from the last open-source version available...

 is owned and administrated by Geeknet, Inc.

See also

  • GNU Savannah
    GNU Savannah
    GNU Savannah is a project of the Free Software Foundation initiated by Loïc Dachary, which serves as a collaborative software development management system for Free Software projects. Savannah currently offers CVS, GNU arch, Subversion, Git, Mercurial, Bazaar, mailing list, web hosting, file...

  • LibreSource
    LibreSource is a collaborative development platform for open-source software, groupware, community interaction, electronic archiving and Web publishing....

  • Comparison of free software hosting facilities
    Comparison of free software hosting facilities
    A source code repository or source code escrow is a file archive and web hosting facility where large amounts of source code are kept, either publicly or privately. They are often used by open source projects and other multi-developer projects to handle various versions and developers submitting...

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