LNUX [shareholder value] at a tipping point? GroundWork Open Source in Collaboration with SourceForge.net, Launches MonitoringForge.org
LNUX [shareholder value] at a tipping point?
MonitoringForge.org beta launch is picked up by CIO, ComputerWorld, and InfoWorld..."...Open source monitoring tools and management applications will soon enjoy a new home online as commercial vendors and open source supporters unveil a community devoted to the flexible, free IT software .
MonitoringForge.org launched Tuesday in beta and welcomes developers and users of open source network and systems management and monitoring applications to share their tools, experiences and plans for future work...MonitoringForge.org is collaborating with SourceForge.net to deliver a niche community focused on monitoring, and organizers explain the site is not a replacement for other open source communities, but rather an environment for IT administrators to target their search for open source management projects and plugins. Industry watchers say the site could flourish and become a valuable resource for the monitoring community.
"The effort should get some attention, but the key is whether it gets attention from the right people – which I believe are the open source developers and IT administrators who create, refine, use and combine the projects and code for which MonitoringForge.org is intended," says Jay Lyman, an analyst at the 451 Group covering open source..." Source: CW September 15, 2009.
SourceForge appears to be reaching critical mass...