Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 8, 2008
DotNetNuke Corporation is proud to announce the establishment of the DotNetNuke Forge, a premier destination for open source collaboration on the DotNetNuke® platform. Providing unparalled access to community developed and maintained platform extensions such as Modules, Skins, and Providers, the DotNetNuke® Forge further cultivates the rich developer ecosystem through its highly accessible project directory and robust project management tools.
DotNetNuke Corporation is proud to partner with Microsoft's CodePlex to provide access to a world class infrastructure for managing open source projects. CodePlex offers advanced tools including a robust source code repository based on Microsoft Team Foundation Server, issue tracking, discussions forums, project team management, and free hosting services for project downloads.
"The DotNetNuke Forge allows the DotNetNuke community to openly share their knowledge with other users," says Shaun Walker, Co-Founder and Chief Architect of DotNetNuke Corporation. "It is the destination for developers and designers to manage and distribute their work; systems integrators to find new extensions; and users to see what exciting new functionality is available within the ecosystem. I expect to see an explosion of innovative new features developed and released by the community in 2008."
The DotNetNuke Forge is facilitated and managed by DotNetNuke Corporation, maintaining a highly professional, intuitively organized, and easily accessible project directory. Visit this collaborative environment at http://forge.dotnetnuke.com. Support for the DotNetNuke Forge is also provided by Microsoft CodePlex, Microsoft's open source project hosting web site.
"Our mission is to create opportunities and spread entrepreneurship to the world by providing a superior open source web application framework which cultivates a passionate developer community as well as a prosperous commercial ecosystem."
DotNetNuke is an open source web application framework ideal for creating, deploying and managing interactive web, intranet and extranet sites. Based on its liberal open source licensing model, DotNetNuke has become the Microsoft industry standard framework for constructing enterprise web applications. The mass appeal of the open source model is largely based on the fact that it reduces the total cost of ownership and increases flexibility, factors which are crucial to the success of any organization. The exponential growth of the project ecosystem is a testament to the fact that the application satisfies the broadest set of customer requirements, and has the most innovative and committed management team. For the past 5 years, DotNetNuke's capabilities have been aggressively driven by community feedback, strategic partnerships, and market demand.
The DotNetNuke project was founded on pure open source ideals. These principles permeate every aspect of the project and are fundamental to its business philosophy. At its core, DotNetNuke believes that every organization, company, or individual should have access to high quality, functional software under the most liberal license possible, regardless of their industry focus, geographical location, culture, resources, technical aptitude, or financial capabilities. But the freedom does not stop there. DotNetNuke believes that its valued members should have the right to participate in premium service programs which are focused on their specific needs. The combination of these influences provides the basis for a strong and healthy core foundation, resulting in a vibrant community ecosystem that is ultimately supported "by the people, for the people."
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