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How SourceForge Helps Projects to Grow - OSCON 2014

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Speech given at OSCON 2014, an essay of what SourceForge does to help open source projects to grow.

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How SourceForge Helps Projects to Grow - OSCON 2014

  1. 1. How  SourceForge  Helps
 Projects  to  Grow  
 July  23,  2014    -­‐  OSCON
 
 Roberto  Galoppini  
 @galoppini

  2. 2. Trusted  for  Open  Source  Since  1999 Largest   Open  Source   Catalog
 MoneKzaKon   OpportuniKes
 Global  Mirror   Network Fully  Open   Source   PlaNorm
  3. 3. Trusted  for  Open  Source  Since  1999 Largest   Open  Source   Catalog
 MoneKzaKon   OpportuniKes
 Global  Mirror   Network Fully  Open   Source   PlaNorm
  4. 4. Apache  Allura  Graduated! Fully  Open   Source   PlaNorm
  5. 5. Trusted  for  Open  Source  Since  1999 Largest   Open  Source   Catalog
 MoneKzaKon   OpportuniKes
 Global  Mirror   Network Fully  Open   Source   PlaNorm
  6. 6. SourceForge  Home  Page Fully  Open   Source   PlaNorm We  promote  2   projects  monthly We  feature  the   10  most  ac6ve   projects  weekly
  7. 7. MarkeKng  Tools:  Editorial  +  Add-­‐ons SourceForge   provides  Editorial   Content  and  allows   Videos  uploading
  8. 8. MarkeKng  Tools:  Monthly  NewsleVer Fully  Open   Source   PlaNorm SourceForge   NewsleCer  reaches   out  to  1.3  Million   subscribers  and   promotes  projects   as  well  as  helps   them  to  find  devs
  9. 9. Directories Fully  Open   Source   PlaNorm The  Carousel   promotes   open  source   projects This  directory   contains  only   enterprise   open  source   projects
  10. 10. Directories:  Projects’  Resources Projects  can  provide  info   about  who  provides   support,  training  and   about  add-­‐ons,  books  and   upcoming  events  
  11. 11. Solving  Projects  Needs For  large   projects  we   build  specific   tools  to  help   them  to   distribute   their  artefacts   in  the  best   possible  way
  12. 12. Trusted  for  Open  Source  Since  1999 Largest   Open  Source   Catalog
 MoneKzaKon   OpportuniKes
 Global  Mirror   Network Fully  Open   Source   PlaNorm
  13. 13. DevShare  Beta  Launch:  1  July  2013 DevShare  is  a  partnership   program  offered  to   SourceForge  developers  that   turns  project  downloads  into   a  source  of  recurring  monthly   revenue  by  presen6ng  other   relevant  offers  for  user   considera6on  during  the   installa6on  process.   DevShare  is  one  of  the  ways   we  help  projects  get  funded   while  allowing  SourceForge  to   con6nue  to  offer  free  hos6ng,   distribu6on,  support,  and   new  site  features.
  14. 14. What’s  New  for  End-­‐Users  &  Developers Choose  your  favourite  version The  DevShare  Program  now   allows  end-­‐users  to  choose   what  they  want.   ! Developers  can  easily  join  the   program  and  make  sure  only   offers  they  like  are  presented   to  their  end-­‐users.
  15. 15. Advising  Startups Roberto  has  helped  Bitergia  a  lot.  On  the  one  hand,  he  has  advised  us   about  how  to  focus  on  a  business  model  based  on  free,  open  source   so;ware,  keeping  an  eye  on  the  crea>on  of  value  for  customers,  which   has  proven  fundamental.  On  the  other,  he  has  helped  a  lot  in  the   crea>on  of  business  rela>onships  for  the  company,  and  in  the  design  of   the  strategy  for  ge?ng  known  in  the  community  that  we  address.   ! (Jesus  M.  Gonzalez  Barahona,  Bitergia  CEO)
  16. 16. Trusted  for  Open  Source  Since  1999 Largest   Open  Source   Catalog
 MoneKzaKon   OpportuniKes
 Global  Mirror   Network Fully  Open   Source   PlaNorm
  17. 17. SourceForge  Global  Mirror  Network Melbourne, Australia Jakarta, Indonesia Seoul, South Korea Cumming, GA, USA Moscow, Russia Hamburg & Cologne, Germany Santa Monica, CA Turin, Italy Ancona, Italy Paris, France Ireland Tampa, FL, USA Prague, Czech Republic Atlanta, GA, USA Adelaide, Australia Montreal, Canada Nomi, Japan Bristol, UK Netherlands Taipei, Taiwan Taoyuan, Taiwan Maco, Portugal Bern & Zurich, Switzerland Dallas, CA, USA Almaty, Kazakhstan Sweden Potwin, Kansas, USA Wynberg, South Africa Canberra,Australi a Curitiba, Brazil Perth, Australia 150  Million   Downloads   per  month,   over  33  M   unique  visitors
  18. 18. Thank  You! Slashdot  Media
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 Email:  bizdev@sourceforge.net Roberto Galoppini Senior Director of Biz Dev email: rgaloppini@slashdotmedia.com twitter: @galoppini

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