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SourceForge Chairman, Interim President and CEO Kenneth G. Langone
Kenneth G. Langone
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  • In my 15-year career, this is the best job I've ever had.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at SourceForge full-time (More than 3 years)

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    100% telecommute (and it's done well).
    Lots of smart people - you will learn a lot!
    'Agile' is actually agile. Little bureaucratic overhead - things get done!
    Good engineering practices - SCM, tests, CI, automated (and frequent) deployments.
    Fun engineering challenges at scale (high traffic, big data sets).
    Great compensation (good base salary, merit-based bonuses, 401k matching, health/dental/vision plans, life insurance, stock options)


    There is constant tension between 2 ideals: 1) Doing what's best for the Open Source Software community, and 2) Doing what's best for the business (making money). It's not an ugly tension, but tension nonetheless. The ideals often conflict, making decisions more difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that the OSS community is the life-blood of SourceForge. Do what's best for the community first!

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Headquarters Fairfax, VA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Operated By Geeknet
Founded 1995
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Competitors AOL, Yahoo, Google

This company is fanning the flames of the open source software movement. Geeknet (formerly SourceForge) produces websites aimed primarily at open source software developers and other technology enthusiasts. The company's websites include (an online collaborative development site), (peer-produced and -moderated technology news), and (catering to Linux users). It also operates ThinkGeek, an online shop for apparel, books, and tech gadgets. The company sold its enterprise software business in 2007. Founded by former chairman Larry... More

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