Bugzilla vs. SourceForge

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Bugzilla
Score 7.8 out of 10
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SourceForge
Score 8.1 out of 10
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SourceForge is a software discovery platform featuring over 4000 thousand software categories and over 600,000 software listings. Businesses and individuals looking to buy or download software can visit SourceForge to compare software, read reviews, and learn about the software choices available to them. Developers use SourceForge to upload code and software to SourceForge’s open source directory. With verified user reviews, SourceForge is used by software companies and software developers to…N/A
Pricing
BugzillaSourceForge
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BugzillaSourceForge
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Best Alternatives
BugzillaSourceForge
Small Businesses
GitLab
GitLab
Score 8.9 out of 10
Trustpilot
Trustpilot
Score 6.3 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
GitLab
GitLab
Score 8.9 out of 10
Trustpilot
Trustpilot
Score 6.3 out of 10
Enterprises
GitLab
GitLab
Score 8.9 out of 10

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User Ratings
BugzillaSourceForge
Likelihood to Recommend
7.7
(18 ratings)
9.3
(26 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
6.0
(10 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(3 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(3 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
5.1
(3 ratings)
10.0
(9 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BugzillaSourceForge
Likelihood to Recommend
Open Source
Buzilla is easy to use and provides basic functionality to use as a bug tracking tool. If big size attachments are allowed it would have been great. Also with Bugzilla home->Test management area is improved by allowing multiple sections it would be awesome!
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SourceForge (Slashdot Media)
I recommend SourceForge to anyone or business that needs both commercial and open source software. This platform has a wide variety of software with many categories that allow easy search for any project, in addition to the fact that searches can be done separately (commercial and open source software) so as not to have mixed results which go with different purpose. In addition to the fact that the community of this platform is quite active and that there are always times to discover new projects that can be useful for a company or individual person.
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Pros
Open Source
  • Open source! No license fee involved, no limit to the number of licenses.
  • Easy to install and maintain. Installation is very easy and hardly needs any maintenance efforts, except when migrating from one version to other. Each project can have its own group of users.
  • Includes all the core features/fields that are needed to log a software bug/issue.
  • Multiple attachments are possible, supports various formats.
  • Good for reporting. Filtering mechanism lets you query bugs by various parameters.
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SourceForge (Slashdot Media)
  • Commercial software and FOSS projects are available.
  • FOSS projects have advanced profiles such as software hosting for download as well as download metrics. As well as the released versions.
  • Commercial software profiles show detailed features, what it offers, price, frequently asked questions and a vast amount of user reviews.
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Cons
Open Source
  • Cloud Based. I'd like to see bugzilla be cloud based. The company I currently work with made a final decision to change db's for this specific reason. Due to the frequency of travel in this company, they need access to bugzilla from differing national / international locations.
  • Larger File Attachments. I believe the limit of a bugzilla content upload is 4 megabytes. For many of our video'd issues, this file size is simply impractical without the additional effort exertion on video compressor applications.
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SourceForge (Slashdot Media)
  • The overall design that SourceForge has really leaves a lot to be desired, although the entire platform works perfectly, I think that the design should be much more attractive.
  • There is currently no feature to save your progress on a review you are writing, so if you are writing a review and the browser is closed for some reason, all progress of the written review will be lost.
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Likelihood to Renew
Open Source
For future projects I will look at something that is hosted in the cloud that I don't have to manage. I would also like something that has a more modern feel to allow my customers to use it as well as my employees.
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SourceForge (Slashdot Media)
Souceforge was very straightforward and easy to manage. The leads worked for us so there is not a lot else to say about why I'd use it again. This isn't some complicated software product, it is a simple inbound marketing channel that is meant to generate leads and help us with brand awareness and it did exactly that.
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Usability
Open Source
This is a pretty straightforward system. You put in the bug details, a ticket is created, the team is notified. The user interface reflects this very simple and straightforward flow. It's certainly much easier than trying to track bugs with using Excel and email.
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SourceForge (Slashdot Media)
SourceForge offers so many features for a technology review platform. They have some really unique ones that let potential new customers search for your product in really personalized and innovative ways. When you first load the edit screen, it may be a bit overwhelming at first because there are so many customizable fields, but their documentation and support is good and each field provides a ton of value.
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Reliability and Availability
Open Source
I used it.
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SourceForge (Slashdot Media)
We've never had any issues or downtime with SourceForge. Since we've been a user, the platform has never been down. Or at least never that I've noticed.
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Performance
Open Source
I like this rating.
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SourceForge (Slashdot Media)
SourceForge loads extremely quickly whether you're using the front end or administrating your product listing on the back end. All pages are snappy to load--no issues with page speed whatsoever.
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Support Rating
Open Source
Since it is open source, it doesn't have customer service. However, the amount of information on forums is vast. If you can wade through it, you'll get what you need
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SourceForge (Slashdot Media)
I hardly ever use the support on SourceForge, as I have not needed it. Their product works well for me. One time I had to email them and they got back to me the same day, but that's my only experience.
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In-Person Training
Open Source
I know it.
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SourceForge (Slashdot Media)
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Online Training
Open Source
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SourceForge (Slashdot Media)
When we first signed up, they pair you with a campaign manager who trained us on how to use the product properly. The product is simple so the training was only about 30 minutes and after that we understood all the features and how to make the most of it. Most of the work came with making a custom landing page and building a follow up process for our sales team.
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Implementation Rating
Open Source
Implementation was pretty simple. Particularly because the product cannot be customized so there is not much to do apart from getting it up and running.
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SourceForge (Slashdot Media)
Easy to setup, we just needed to update our page and send them UTM tracking links. Most of the effort came with setting up our follow up process for our sales team.
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Alternatives Considered
Open Source
We migrated away from the whole suite of Rational tools because of their massive complexity around administration and inflexibility regarding workflows. In addition, the suite was insanely expensive, and users hated the usability of the tools. We evaluated, and liked JIRA, but because the organization was looking for cost savings, we ended up going with Bugzilla and it's FOSS model so as to avoid ongoing costs.
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SourceForge (Slashdot Media)
G2 has a larger commitment time upfront and for a more expensive rate, which wasn't the best option for our team as we were just exploring the resources that existed out there at the time. We preferred Sourceforge as well due to its subscription service, making it easier to commit from the start.
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Scalability
Open Source
I used it
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SourceForge (Slashdot Media)
SourceForge has been plenty scalable for us. Our marketing department is able to edit listings and our executives can also log in to the platform if need be for leads and reporting information. SourceForge offers multiple user access and role permissions, so it's pretty scalable and easy to use for our entire team.
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Return on Investment
Open Source
  • It has made the SDLC process more efficient. Bugs were logged and tracked in emails or in Excel sheets leading to slow communication and at time version issues with multiple files. Being an online tool, Bugzilla solved those issues, improved communication, instant status updates and improved efficiency.
  • We have used Bugzilla with a lot of federal goverment agencies (DHS, CMS, SAMHSA, CDC, HHS etc). Project Directors adn Principle Investigators were at times given access to Bugzilla which provided a snapshot of open vs closed issues.
  • Some groups would resist using Bugzilla with the email reminders being the main reason. Turning off or reminding them of features where we can 'control' email notification helped a lot.
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SourceForge (Slashdot Media)
  • It allowed us to learn more about the features and functions of some software that we currently use.
  • It allowed me to improve my decision-making for the software we use in the project area.
  • It helped us to replace several programs that were used in our company. We made several replacements, for much more optimal alternatives.
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