Open Source: Over 4 Billion Served
SourceForge, the Open Source Repository for more than 230,000 Open Source projects has hit a major milestone with the 4 billionth download of its hosted projects. The service has grown so that it now accomodates 1.8 million daily downloads. On their peak usage day this past January, there were more than 3.9 million downloads totaling more than 30.1terabytes of data.Jon Sobel, SourceForge’s president of Media, commented that “Our technology enthusiast users are not simply ‘clicking through’; SourceForge users are deeply engaged and interested in the entire experience. Not only are they downloading software, applications and tools, they are also regularly giving back by adding more content or providing feedback.”The 4 billionth download was for an application called PortableApps, a tool that lets users run applications on a USB flash or other portable drive.