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Ohai SourceForge!

Note: This article was originally published at Planet PHP on 16 July 2010.
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I'm thrilled to announce that I'm starting a new contract job working for Geeknet, and in particular, SourceForge. I will be their new OSS Outreach Coordinator, which means I get to spend my time helping open source projects be more awesome. I will work closely with new and existing projects to figure out what help they need and how SourceForge can help fill those needs. There are a lot of cool things going on at SF right now, and I'm thrilled to be a part of it! Also, I get to work with Jeff Bates (hemos from Slashdot) and his team of awesomeness, which seriously does not suck.

In case you haven't seen the latest SF news, they've redone the entire site from the ground up, and added more tools to make lives easier for devs and end users. We're breaking apart the bundle of SF services, so that projects can use whatever they need (and of course, everything is still completely free). For instance, OS projects can use just the download service to take advantage of SF's global mirror network, even if they want to keep development on someplace like github. SF is serving up about 3 million downloads a day, and their mirrors serve on average 2.25 gpbs. Also, Adobe is now hosting their open source development community on the new & improved SF, which is very cool. (Btw, if you have feedback on the new forge, we'd love to hear it.)

I'm really glad to be involved in helping SourceForge help open source, because that's really what it's all about-- making open source better.