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  • New SourceForge Owners Start Trust Repair

    SourceForge Media announced the termination notice with a promise of other policy changes coming soon.

    DevShare was an opt-in revenue-sharing program for developers that was started in 2013. The program attempted to give open source software developers a monetizing stream by bundling selected software titles with the free downloads. It garnered negative reactions because projects hosted on SourceForge could bundle adware with project installers.

  • SourceForge Attempts to Rebuild its Integrity

    There was a time when SourceForge was the defacto default standard open-source code repository. That time is not now - as Github and mis-steps at SourceForge have eroded both the mind and market share that SourceForge once had.

  • IBM Bequeaths the Express Framework to the Node.js Foundation

    The Node.js Foundation has taken the Express Node.js framework under its wing.

    Express will be a new incubation project for the Foundation. IBM, which purchased Express maintainer StrongLoop last September, is contributing the code.

  • Data analysis of GitHub contributions reveals unexpected gender bias

    With more than 12 million users, GitHub is one of the largest online communities for collaborating on development projects. Now a team of researchers has done an exhaustive analysis of millions of GitHub pull requests for open source projects, trying to discover whether the contributions of women were accepted less often than the contributions of men. What they discovered was that women's contributions were actually accepted more often than men's—but only if the women had gender-neutral profiles. Women whose GitHub profiles revealed their genders had a much harder time.

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