SciForge.net is an integral layer of the overall SciCloud.net® Informatics Platform, as shown in the pyramid illustration. It provides the means to customize/develop the app layer, and thus the ultimate solution package, or in fact create new apps, plugins or add-ons that can be offered free or as premium items. Again, it's a case of the community contributing to itself, where both producers and consumers benefit in a win-win scenario.
SciCloud.net®'s Developer Cloud provides you with a free development toolkit to help you create plugins, add-ons and apps themselves for sale or distribution in the SciCloud.net® Community. And sciForge.net is the foremost SciCloud.net® free community for developers. You can work singly or collaboratively, and use other community members as requirements generators, iteration/beta testers, QC, and more, as well as end users, and sciForge.net provides a discussion forum for information sharing, events, team building and more, plus all the latest news and publications related to your work and interests, especially sciCloud.net® and LabLynx products. LIMSbook.com free online book, Disruptive Innovations in Laboratory, Scientific and Healthcare Informatics.