MENLO PARK, Calif. and FREMONT, Calif., April 9 /PRNewswire/ --
SourceForge.net (part of the OSTG, Inc. technology network, a wholly-owned
subsidiary of VA Software Corporation, Nasdaq: LNUX) and Krugle, Inc. today
announced that SourceForge.net has embedded Krugle's search engine into the
world's largest repository of open source software. The search engine gives
developers direct, contextual access to the underlying code of the site's
145,000 open source projects. The announcement addresses the growing
importance of specialized search engines as valuable tools to help
developers deal with increasing software complexity.
According to a study by Evans Data Corporation, developers spend a
quarter of their time trying to find code. By adding Krugle's search
functionality into the existing SourceForge.net environment, developers are
now able to search not only for projects, but for the code that those
projects are built on. This added functionality allows developers to find
code quicker and expose them to projects they may never have been aware of.
"The software industry is moving toward a search-driven development
model," said Ken Krugler, founder and CTO, Krugle. "What we announced today
is the equivalent of search on steroids: giving developers the power to
search deep inside the world's largest repository of open source code."
The companies believe that search-driven development will facilitate
further adoption of commercial open source software by helping companies
manage the proliferation of open source in the enterprise.
"We're delighted to be working together with Krugle to bring this new
capability to the open source community," said Mike Rudolph, vice president
and general manager, SourceForge.net. "Embedding code search directly into
Sourceforge.net makes what is already the world's largest open source
destination much stronger and opens new opportunities for developers to
create the next great open source project."
The integration of Krugle's search engine expands the toolset
SourceForge.net is able to offer its community of developers. It allows
users to search for code directly within SourceForge.net, making it much
easier to get to code within the context in which they are working.
"Today's announcement is a significant step towards helping the open
source movement accelerate its already rapid growth," said Andrew Aitken,
founder and managing partner of the open source management consulting firm,
Olliance Group. "It demonstrates the dramatic impact open source has on the
way software is developed."
Krugle, the code search engine for developers, was founded in 2005
around the idea of contextual search. Krugle's code search engine makes it
easy for developers to find the code they need plus the related technical
and licensing information to evaluate and use that code. Krugle lets
developers save their search information, share it, and get comments and
feedback on code. This essential development process of searching,
evaluating and communicating are directly aimed at developers' needs.
Krugle crawls, parses and indexes code found in more than 500 different
public repositories, as well as approved private repositories, forums,
blogs, and web pages. Results start with a single source file and also its
relationship to any another files, to understand its use and dependencies.
This ability to interactively browse and explore code in a meaningful
context provides more accurate results and reduces the time required to
make good code decisions.
Krugle is headquartered in Menlo Park, Calif. For more information,
About VA Software Corporation
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leader in community-driven Open Source innovation. VA Software is the
parent company of OSTG, Inc. (Open Source Technology Group). For company
information, visit www.vasoftware.com.
OSTG, Inc. (Open Source Technology Group) is a cornerstone of the Open
Source movement and the leading online network for IT managers and
development professionals. OSTG's technology-focused sites include
SourceForge.net, Slashdot.org, ITManagersJournal.com, NewsForge.com,
Linux.com and freshmeat.net. SourceForge.net is the global nexus for the
Open Source community with 145,000 Open Source projects and more than 1.5
million registered users. OSTG also owns ThinkGeek, Inc., the leading
retailer for innovative technology products. The network serves more than
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