What is Apache Allura and why is it relevant to developers?

Apache Allura is a Top-Level Project under the Apache Software Foundation since April of 2014. It powers SourceForge, Open Source Projects Europe, DLR German Aerospace Center and DARPA’s VehicleForge. The most interesting features that distinguish Apache Allura from currently trending Forge Software like GitHub, GitLab and the Atlassian Toolkit are it’s modularity and use of well-known python technologies. It is one of the easiest to set up for personal or professional use and even for use by big organisations. It reaches millions of users and developers throughout the ~500,000 projects hosted on SourceForge.

With minimal steps in setting up your own instance of Apache Allura on a DigitalOcean droplet, a RaspberryPi, or simply using SourceForge.net it is one of the most valuable products that you can deploy for your team for collaborating on code, documentation, research, or even blogging, chatting, discussing or even maintaining your personal Wiki. It is very convenient for new users to set up in terms of usability by using the defaults and also provides enough tools, settings, access control, and ways to modify your Forge for power users.

This week, I will be posting a series of posts about Allura. So stay tuned!

Further Reading:

  • [An Open Forge][1]
  • [The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache™ Allura™ as a Top-Level Project][2]
  • [Open Hub][3]
  • [About SourceForge][4]
  • [About DARPA VehicleForge][5]
  • [SourceForge announces Apache Allura][6]
  • [Apache Allura Wiki – Features][7]
  • [Apache Allura Wiki – Feature Comparison][8]
  • [Source Code][9]
  • Also hosted as a mirror on Github: [![GitHub Stars][10]][11]

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