We are very much interested in software forges, and in particular their use for libre software development in open communities based on the Internet.
We're concerned about forges interoperability, among other things.
We maintain PicoForge, one particular forge, which is deployed at Institut TELECOM.
We are also taking part to a community of (mostly francophone) people interested by forges on http://wiki.planetforge.org/. Associated dicussions happen on a mailing list hosted here (the list is hosted on a PicoForge installation, FYI ;-).