Please Note: You have been sent this email because you are listed as an
administrator of one or more Novell Forge projects.

When Novell Forge was first launched Novell recognized the need for a
site dedicated to providing hosting services to a growing number of
software development projects, many supporting our open source
initiatives. Novell Forge quickly grew and was soon providing these
service to nearly 1000 such projects. Demand for new projects has all
but disappeared during the past two years while a number of additional
project hosting options have begun that can provide a similar set of
services to those of Novell Forge.

Now that there are many other options, Novell can turn its focus to
other areas and pass the project hosting responsibilities to these other
dedicated hosting sites. Novell will be decommissioning the Novell Forge
system on December 15, 2009. What follows is a time line for this
process which will allow owners of Novell Forge projects to locate new
homes and make the transition to their new hosting site of choice.

September 29, 2009 - Initial notification of the decommission plan to
all project administrators

October 30, 2009 - Reminder notification of the decommission plan to all
project administrators

November 30, 2009 - Final notification of the decommission plan to all
project administrators

December 18, 2009 - Decommission of Novell Forge. No further access will
be available to project contents.



Below we will list a few of these other hosting sites that you might
want to consider as a new home for your project. Please note Novell is
making no recommendations regarding any specific hosting site. Your
selection of a hosting site should be based on your requirements and
how closely the offerings of a given site fit those needs.

Google Code

http://code.google.com/hosting/

SourceForge

http://sourceforge.net/

GitHub

http://github.com/

You might also wish to review the Wikipedia's comparison of hosting
facilities at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compari...ing_facilities