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Original author(s)VA Software
Initial release2002; 18 years ago (2002)
Stable release
19.3.382-652 / October 30, 2019; 5 months ago (2019-10-30)[1]
Written inJava
Available inEnglish
TypeApplication lifecycle management
LicenseProprietary Edit this at Wikidata

TeamForge (formerly SourceForge Enterprise Edition or SFEE) is a proprietary collaborative application lifecycle management forge supporting version control and a software development management system.


TeamForge provides a front-end to a range of software development lifecycle services and integrates with a number of free software / open source software applications (such as PostgreSQL and Subversion).

Its predecessor, SourceForge, started as open source software, but a version of it (based on the v2.5 prototype code) was eventually relicensed under a proprietary software license as SourceForge Enterprise Edition, which was re-written in Java[2][3] and marketed for offshore outsourcing software development.[4]

The original codebase of SourceForge (code-named "Alexandria")[5] was forked by the GNU Project as GNU Savannah; then, Savannah was also modified at CERN and released as Savane. SourceForge was also later forked as GForge by one of the SourceForge programmers, and then GForge was itself forked as FusionForge by three GForge developers.

Originally sold by VA Software, SourceForge Enterprise Edition was acquired by CollabNet on April 24, 2007.[6] CollabNet subsequently integrated SourceForge Enterprise Edition with its own CollabNet Enterprise Edition and product, taking architectural and product elements from both systems, and re-launched the enhanced product as TeamForge in 2008. Since 2007, TeamForge has continued to undergo development, adding in a series of application lifecycle management tools.

The SourceForge online web service was initially powered by SourceForge but, since 2009, it runs on the software that eventually became Apache Allura.

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  1. ^ "TeamForge 19.3 Overview". CollabNet. Retrieved 2020-01-16.
  2. ^ Rick Moen. "Sourceforge forks". Retrieved 2017-02-11. ...around 2002, VA Software decided to junk the entire SourceForge codebase ... as the basis for its proprietary SourceForge Enterprise product, and recode the entire thing from scratch in Java...
  3. ^ VA Software. "Differences Between® and SourceForge® Enterprise Edition". Archived from the original on 2007-03-10. Retrieved 2017-02-11. was built ... using popular web scripting languages including PHP, Perl and Python and many Open Source tools and components. ... By contrast, SourceForge Enterprise Edition was designed and built from the ground up ... [with a] Platform-independent J2EE architecture
  4. ^ Business Wire (2003-12-08). "Latest Product from VA Software Provides Better Governance for Offshore Outsourcing". Retrieved 2017-02-11. VA Software Corporation (Nasdaq:LNUX), provider of SourceForge Enterprise Edition ... today announced the release of a product designed to address key challenges related to offshore application development. SourceForge Enterprise Edition 3.5...
  5. ^ "SourceForge Alexandria". Archived from the original on 2002-03-02. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  6. ^ Darryl K. Taft (2007-04-24). "CollabNet Acquires SourceForge". Retrieved 2013-03-20.

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