Open Source Marketplace: SourceForge opens its Open (source) shop! just launched their marketplace, a sort of Open (source) shop for which employment opportunities are not restricted to developers working by a particular company.

From a customer perspective, SourceForge Marketplace could eventually represent a resource to find talented developers, as reported by their newsletter:

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Now you can buy services at

Hire an Open Source Expert

In addition to visiting for the latest Open Source code, now you can use our site to hire qualified experts. At the Marketplace, you can quickly and easily buy service from responsive, eager providers—at fair market prices!

Visit the Marketplace.

Right now, you’ll find listings for technical support, custom development, training and more on applications such as:

Check out how the Marketplace works and hire an Open Source expert ASAP.

How many among the just-announced finalists of the second SourceForge Community Choice Awards are already supported by the Marketplace’s providers? Since Voting will continue through July 20, it will be interesting to sort it out on July 26 at OSCON.

Full Disclosure: I am on Marketplace advisory board, but I would write about it regardless, even if they would have given me money, or a lot of! 🙂

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