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FusionForge is a software forge derived from GForge (versions 4.x). It started as a way to keep the open-source codebase alive, and bring contributors of enhancements together.

By installing FusionForge, you allow users in your organisation to collaborate. Users will create projects, and use the forge tools to run the project's online community (through discussion lists, forums, etc.), and to create software artifacts, publish and maintain them (using tools like revision control systems, trackers, file release systems, or documentation manager, wikis, etc.).

FusionForge is developed by a group of contributors, ranging from volunteer individuals to members of large organizations and companies.

FusionForge is free software : read the Licence page.

The free software aspect and the cross-forge collaboration aspects are equally important to the FusionForge project, and were actually triggers for its initiation.
The genesis of the project is documented on this blog post.

FusionForge features

FusionForge has tools to help your team collaborate, like message forums and mailing lists; tools to create and control access to Source Code Management repositories like CVS, Git, Mercurial or Git. FusionForge automatically creates a repository and controls access to it depending on the role settings of the project.

Additional Features:

  • Manage File Releases.
  • Document Management.
  • News announcements.
  • Surveys for users and admins.
  • Issue tracking with "unlimited" numbers of categories, text fields, etc.
  • Task management.
  • Wiki (using MediaWiki or MoinMoin).
  • A powerful plugin system to add new features.

Getting FusionForge

Check Installing to install/upgrade FusionForge on your server or migrate from another tool to FusionForge.

Getting documentation

Once FusionForge is installed, check Special:Categories for a start point, in particular Admininstration or User documentation per version:

User Documentation 6.1 6.2 master
Admin Documentation 6.1 6.2 master

See also FusionForge docs included in the source tree


See our Presentations.

Getting involved

See the New Contributor page.

Getting in touch

The preferred way to reach us is the project mailing list fusionforge-general@lists.fusionforge.org and the #fusionforge IRC channel on Libera (subject to timezone constraints).

The project is loosely organised, but we documented our Organization. See also the list of plugins to reach their authors.

We sometimes organize Meetings, where developers, users and other interested parties can meet face-to-face and discuss technical as well as non-technical questions.

FusionForge is also present on different social networks:
FB FB-UG Twitter LinkedIn OH Freecode More

Popular/public forges running FusionForge

  • Alioth – for Debian-related software and documentation.
  • Adullact – for free software related to local governments in France.
  • Mulcyber – for Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) related projects.
  • INRIAForge – for INRIA-related projects.
  • SourceSup – for French universities and research labs
  • pgFoundry – for PostgreSQL-related projects
  • Kansas State University Forge – for Computing and Information Sciences Department at K-State
  • R-Forge – for all projects related to the R language & community
  • Forxa de Mancomun.org – development platform of the agency for technological modernization of autonomous region Galicia in Spain
  • OurProject – hosting platform of non-profit organization Comunes
  • SimTK – free project-hosting platform for the biomedical computation community sponsored by National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Helix Community – sponsored by RealNetworks
  • Dresden TU – Technische Universitat Dresden
  • Wald: Open Source Projects hosting – sponsored by Intevation GmbH
  • INCF Japan Node Software Center – International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility
  • SOA4D Forge – support site for both developers and users of the SOA4D technologies
  • SPIE SAG Support Portal – support site for both developers and users of SPIE SAG CeGIT products

Last, see who else is running FusionForge