On Wed, Jun 28, 2000 at 03:28:26AM -0400, Tim Peters wrote:
... We're not using the bug tracker, task list, news, forum or support managers. Just the CVS tree and the patch manager. There are particular reasons for using those particular two, and I doubt we'll be moving more there until SF gets better. OTOH, we're also interested in *helping* SF get better! SF is as much an Open Source project as Python, and it could become an incredible resource for the entire OS community.
This last statement is (unfortunately) not quite true. SourceForge is developed in a closed, cathedral environment. There is no CVS access to it, and all the developers work at VA Linux. Strictly speaking, the *output* of this closed development is GPL'd. But it isn't what you would expect.
The documentation for SF is separate. Apparently, there was an independent effort to help do some documentation and they got a good ways. Then the VA guys suddenly popped out the "SFDocs" project, ignoring the work from the other people. Not sure where I read that, so I can't provide a reference to the stories/threads :-(
btw, there is a survey about SF that you can fill out: http://sourceforge.net/survey/survey.php?group_id=1&survey_id=10599