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SourceForge Acquires Ohloh

Today SourceForge has acquired Ohloh. We at Ohloh are pretty awed and excited at the opportunity (and challenges) ahead. I plan on blogging more deeply over the next few weeks but I wanted to give you some background on why this makes sense. Most developers know that SourceForge is primarily a ‘forge’ (duh!) – providing […]

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Java/J2EE Expert Needed For A Short Chat

The good folks behind this website are in somewhat of a pickle. We need to get a J2EE expert (well, experienced person)’s professional advice. Can you help? Get in touch w/ us: IRC: irc.freenode.net in the #ohloh channel. GTalk/Jabber: jasonallen@gmail.com Mail: jason@ohloh.net What do you get out of it? Hmm… beyond satisfaction for a job […]

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Unexpected Outage

Our website suffered unplanned downtime from 1am to 10am this morning (PDT). The web growth we’ve seen lately came back to haunt us: our servers drew too much power and caused a circuit breaker to blow. We’ve reconfigured our power circuits to address this appropriately. Hardware failure aside, the real embarrassment for Ohloh is how […]

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Research: Effects of Gender Socialization on Females in Open Source

Consider helping out on this interesting research topic by filling out a short questionnaire.

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Ohloh and the Long Tail

We have always felt that Ohloh indexes the most important open source projects. Recognizing that “most important” is a subjective qualifier, we recently decided to alter our policy to simply index all open source projects. To achieve this, we’ve deployed a crawler to fetch the “very long tail” of less-visible open source projects. Our crawler […]

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Google Code And Ohloh Gadgets – A Yummy Flavor!

We’ve got 2 exciting announcements regarding Google Code and Ohloh. Ohloh Gadgets Firstly, as announced on Google Code’s Blog, you can now embed Gadgets in your Google Code Wiki – and, more specifically, Ohloh Widgets. Ohloh Widgets are a great way to enhance your project community. Here’s some gadget examples for CakePHP: Development Stats Community […]

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New Ohloh Download Service

As some projects have already noticed, we’ve added a download service to Ohloh. The bits are securely stored and geo-distributed on a top-notch CDN. You also get the logs to who’s downloaded your bits – all for free. Interested? You can try it out right now, read the FAQ, or mail us for more info.

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Database Maintenance Update

We had to perform some critical database maintenance yesterday. The good news is that all Ohloh services are now back online. Also, the database updates should yield better performance for the ohloh website. The bad news is that it required rolling back our database to our last backup, which resulted in losing a few hours […]

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Brief Outage

We had a brief unplanned outage tonight. Our host provider had a badly-behaved box that was ‘arping everything in sight’ – which caused our webservers to be unreachable for about 20 minutes. Our apologies.

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OSCON: you going?

A small Ohloh contingency (well, Scott and Jason) are going to attend OSCON in Portland on Wednesday. If you’re interested in chatting with us, we’re interested in chatting with you! Drop me a mail so we can meet up (jason@ohloh.net). btw: congrats to OSCON on their 10th anniversary.

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