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About OSDN

OSDN is a free-of-charge service for open source software developers. We offer SVN/Git/Mercurial/Bazaar/CVS repository, mailing list, bug tracking system, bulletin board and forum, web site hosting, release file download service, permanent file archive, complete backup, shell environment and environment that allows easy and integral projects management of these services run on web. To learn about the services OSDN provides, please refer to OSDN services. For information on how to use each of the services and explanation on necessary tools, please refer to the document here. There's also a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ).

How to Join Development

If you wish to make the best possible use of OSDN, you must create an account. After creating an account, log in to create and register SSH public key. Then, try creating your personal development work room on PersonalForge which is in your user page, or you can join an existing project, or you may want to register a new project on your own. Now, you can use all services. Of course you can browse the website without registration, but there will be limitations on your use of some site functions.

The Three “D”s that Support Open Source

marketing.gif When the former organization of OSDN was founded in 2000, at that time, there were three words, which all started with a “D”, considered vital for Open Source development conducted by community. And those three words were Develop, Distribute, and Discuss. To support all these three “D”s, we founded this site, OSDN. The environment that encircles open source has continued to change drastically, but now and then among the community, the importance of these three “D”s has never wavered. We will continue to focus on providing these three “D”s to all communities that embrace open source.

For a Better Environment Structure

We are giving our all into OSDN management for a better development environment. So we ask you for your cooperation in bug reports. Your help is greatly appreciated. If you have any request or question, please contact us.

About Appirits Inc.

Appirits Inc. manages a community site used for releasing the latest news and exchanging information regarding open-source software development and innovation, promoting collaboration, and distributing products. We manage another site called SRAD which was opened on May 28, 2001.

About the Icons Copyrights

In some of the pages at OSDN, we use Retina Display Icon Set made by The WORKING GROUP. Retina Display Icon Set is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license.

In some of the pages at OSDN, we use icon fonts made by Font-Awesome. Font-Awesome is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license.