Gets a Facelift

by admin November 19, 2005 at 10:46 am

Sure, it looks better, but does it improve how it facilitates open source projects?

So far, the answer is yes about the revamped open source project site from users and some members of the open source community. The home to over 100,000 listed projects has freshened up its look and improved usability as part of a new site design rolled out this week.

The site currently boasts nearly 1,175,000 registered users making up what is one of the largest single open source membership groups. is part of the OSTG Network which is owned by VA Software (NASDAQ:LNUX>.

The first thing that those million plus developers will notice of course is the revamped front page which is the first major change in over three years to the site’s appearance. Other look and feel user interface improvements are reflected on the login, download, file release and project summary pages.

Of particular importance to the very fabric of open source projects, the new site includes a revised project registration and project takeover system. According to the recent enhancements changelog,”improvements to the operational workflow of the system for site administrators have been designed to allow expedited processing of new project registrations and takeover requests.”

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