SourceForge
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Updated Feb 1, 2014

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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.

Software Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at SourceForge full-time for more than 3 years

Pros100% 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)

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I learned a ton while contributing to a high-profile company that advances the open-source software movement.

Web Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Tulsa, OK

I worked at SourceForge full-time for more than 3 years

ProsI was able to work for a Silicon Valley company from my home in Tulsa, OK.
I learned a ton of, and about, open source software.

ConsAs a public company, SourceForge had to put long-term open-source strategy on the back burner to satisfy quarterly financial objectives

Advice to Senior ManagementAdapt the revenue model beyond advertising.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Senior Product Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
Mountain View, CA

I worked at SourceForge

ProsCollaborative, progressive work place. Leading edge technology with a lot of potential. Open source roots and reflected in culture and product strategy.

ConsFinding good strategic talent to take the company to a higher level.

Advice to Senior ManagementSourceForge.net needs a major overhaul. It's losing share and is fast becoming no more than a download destination site for open source projects. It can be so much more innovative, if you replace the current marketing managers with more experienced, strategic marketing managers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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