The Factor project's entire Internet presence was formerly hosted on SourceForge. At some point I moved the web site, then downloads, over to my server. Hopefully soon, the mailing list will follow suit, and I can stop using SourceForge forever.
jEdit was SourceForge project #588. It was okay back then. Now there are 160,000 projects! In the last several years, I've experienced many "SourceForge moments":
- CVS servers which are slow and almost always down
- Anonymous CVS which lags behind developer CVS by days
- Mysterious download corruption
- Weird outages based on the first letter of the project (eg, "all projects starting with G-R are inaccessible") Mailing lists where posts take days to appear
- Not being able to log in on some pages
- Ridiculously low disk quotas for projects
- Download counters took them at least a year to implement properly
Of course this is a free service, blah blah, so I shouldn't complain. I'm glad there are other choices, like linode.com hosting, which is really cheap and trouble-free.
I'll bet that in the next few years, SourceForge will experience a huge outage and tens of thousands of projects will lose their data forever...