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SourceForge empowers open source developers to create powerful software and share it with the world. They also feature a business software comparison directory that list...

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ljhost
  
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I work for a SaaS company that sells software. SourceForge is by far our number one channel for acquiring new customers. We pay for a Plus Package on SourceForge for our business software, so that we are listed in their software directory. They provide way more qualified clicks than other business software directories. We also have a community version (open source) of our product, so we list that in their open source section, and get thousands of downloads per week for free. SourceForge is a godsend when it comes to marketing business software and acquiring new customers. Their open source platform has been vastly improved in the past few years, and is much more user friendly than GitHub if your goal is to distribute software to non-coder end users. The download stats and reporting they provide are also very useful.

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justinjamieson24
  
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SourceForge is a great resource for all types of software including both open source and business software. The open source section has really good FOSS development tools and every project is scanned for malware to ensure that the downloads are safe. They also have a good business software comparison directory if you want to find paid software that works. So whether you need free open source software or business software, SourceForge is a good choice.

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Roelof
  
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Sadly, SourceForge has seen it as their goal to distribute adware in their installers.

They've been silently, without explicit concent, packaging older apps (2ys or older) in installers which provide you with relevant content (read: adware, crapware and other nopeware).

Therefore, this site can no longer be trusted as a clean source for programs. If you must download from this site, use software like Unchecky to prevent your PC from getting blown up with useless programs.

You're better of using GitHub (with their Releases system) or a package manager like Chocolatey

[Edited by Roelof, August 13]

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ljhost

That hasn't been the case for several years since the new owners acquired it and did away with the adware: https://www.pcworld.com/article/3032490/new-sourceforge-owners-kill-contentious-devshare-bloatware-program.html

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jimmyevans56
  
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SourceForge has been our essential choice to be able to find new software solutions in an easy way, I started using SourceForge recently, however, the benefit that it has brought to our company was quite noticeable, it helped us to replace some software that we use in our work area, helped us to get discounts on some plans for some software, and also helped us get very specific feedback on features of some software. I loved my experience from this website, I find it really useful to read many opinions about a software, also it is essential to do all the necessary software comparisons. As a software engineer, this platform was very influential in the work of my company, since I was able to implement various useful software for our real estate company.

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josephtampien
  
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I started using SourceForge because a colleague from another company recommended it to renew my company's software listing, and I really don't regret having started using this platform, I've been using it for a couple of months and I've had a very good experience, this platform has helped me to read very complete opinions about some software t hat I'm thinking of implementing in my company, in addition, this platform offers me good price comparisons between various similar software. With the help of SourceForge I have been able to save money on software selection. Also, I have used this platform to write some reviews as well, I care a lot about sharing my opinion with others about my experience using some business software. I loved the experience I had while using SourceForge, I plan to continue using it for the next few months to implement more improvements in the software used in my company.

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eolimarypalma
  
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SourceForge has been a very complete tool when it comes to reading reviews about some software and it has also been very helpful to share my opinions about programs that we currently use in my financial industry. I loved being able to read detailed reviews of various software on SourceForge, also I liked the fact that I was able to submit reviews for programs, submitting reviews was very easy, I had to fill several boxes to write a full review, also thanks to the writing reviews on this platform, I managed to contact several software owners to fix some issues I had with some software. I loved SourceForge a lot, it is a page that I totally recommend it to share opinions and to read detailed opinions.

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Sachindua
  
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For downloading open-source software and getting information about business tools, Sourceforge is the best platform for these things. It gives me detailed information about the software and its usability. Highly recommend.

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