Ohloh was founded in 2006 by Jason Allen and Scott Collison, as a way to provide more visibility into software development. Ohloh is backed by its founders and a small group of individual investors.
Ohloh (http://www.ohloh.net), a directory, data and download service for open source software, today announced that it is now the largest directory of open source projects in the world with over 250,000 open source projects. Unlike other directories of open source software, Ohloh indexes the code and the development activity for many of the open source projects in its directory, providing detailed reports for open source projects. These reports include developer stats, development activity, license information, language data, cost estimates, project popularity and much more.
Ohloh has indexed hundreds of thousands of projects from over 3,000 forges and over 5,000 distinct project web sites. "We believe this will make Ohloh a more valuable tool in discovering and evaluating open source choices," says Scott Collison, CEO of Ohloh. "This is an important step in the evolution of how users find, qualify and download open source software. Ohloh enables users to get great results when they are looking for open source software on our directory because they can search the entire universe of open source software and get search results that prioritize more active and popular open source projects."
Instead of paying thousands of dollars for similar types of information, Ohloh makes this information freely available on its website. Now users of open source software can go to one place to find, qualify and download software.
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