SEATTLE, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- SourceLabs, a Seattle-based provider of
Dependable Open Source Systems and premium support and maintenance
subscriptions for enterprise IT organizations, today announced that SWiK
(www.swik.net), its community-based catalog of open source projects, continues
to experience strong momentum with month-over-month traffic tripling in
November 2005 and then doubling again in December 2005. Interested parties
can see this dramatic gain of over 500% in the last three months by viewing a
graph of SWiK's Alexa Internet traffic ranking at:
According to SourceLabs program manager Alex Bosworth, the creator and
designer of SWiK, the top five things people are using SWiK for are:
-- Finding Open Source projects related to something they are working on.
-- Finding news about a project by reading developer blogs.
-- Collaborating on developer documentation.
-- Publicizing their Open Source projects.
-- Viewing the newest information on a category of Open Source projects.
"SWiK community members are the driving force behind SWiK's success," said
Bosworth. "I am watching with amazement as I see the interesting and creative
things people are doing in SWiK. It has become a very lively and vital Open
Alex Bosworth's Top Picks on SWiK
Bosworth recently selected his top three picks of projects that are
shining examples of what users can do in SWiK and they are:
-- LiveMarks for the way it shows how SWiK can be used to find existing
Open Source projects and remix them into cool new Open Source projects.
Also for the way it shows off the blogging capabilities of SWiK with
the LiveMarks news blog.
-- Rails for the way it shows off the ability of SWiK to aggregate various
developer feeds using a project. And for the way it shows the latest
news and helpful information about using the project.
-- MythDora for the way it shows the wide scope of SWiK. Small but active
projects are a big part of what makes SWiK what it is. MythDora also
shows how it fits into the larger world of projects. By being tagged,
it can be found on http://swik.net/MythTV+Fedora-Core , the tag page
that combines projects that are tagged "MythTV" and "Fedora-Core."
MythDora also shows off other similar projects, even on a small scale,
such as Knoppix.
SWiK users have the opportunity to nominate "Best of SWiK" projects in the
community at: http://swik.net/SWiK/Best+of+SWiK . SourceLabs also recently
introduced a new SWiK interface and the new Zeitgeist feature which shows the
most edited projects, most recently added projects and "Prolific Editors."
SourceLabs provides SWiK as a service to promote the use and adoption of
Open Source software. A unique attribute of SWiK is its wiki functionality,
which allows anyone to edit or re-structure information or add comments. It
also offers RSS syndication and tagging tools to create an intuitive and
useful online community to help users find, discover and exchange information
about Open Source projects.
SourceLabs, based in Seattle, Washington, provides the complete set of
software integration, testing, support and maintenance services required to
deliver dependable open source systems. The company's Dependable Open Source
Systems vision proposes a new model for the software industry, one that frees
software buyers from proprietary lock-in while delivering highly reliable
software and support. For more information, please go to www.sourcelabs.com.
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