If you need convince yourself or others why using SBForge as hosting platform, here are the arguments.
Modern approaches to software development are based on a teambased collaberative effort. The SBForge development platform are heavily focus on lowering the barriers to sharing of information. The central idea is to provide a integrated common information model
A major is the ability to integrate data across the project tools. This capability is critical to the concept of focused views. Without integrated tools you would be limited to access the information contained i a single application at a time. If you on the other hand use a integrated tooling platform, like SBForge, the
Fragmented project information in non-integrated tools
Integrated information model
Even though the SBForge platform consists of a number of heavily integrated tool, it is not required that you only use SBForge tools in your project. You may chose to use other tools besides the ones provided by SBForge, this will in fact proberly be the case for most of the projects hosted at SBForge.
All of the tools used at SBForge are provided free to the Open Source community. As a result many Open Source projects are based on the tools used at SBForge.
The SBForge tools have all been selected and implemented according to the qualities mentioned.
The advantages of the individual tools are listed below: