SourceForge and Slashdot change again owner

Jan

30

2016

DHI Group, formerly Dice Holdings, the sale of Slashdot Media, among others Slashdot and SourceForge, rounded at SourceForge Media. SourceForge Media is part of BIZX, LLC. What amount is involved with the acquisition, was not disclosed.

The DHI Group acquired Geeknet publisher in 2012 of an amount of 20 million dollars. The company SourceForge Media was formed specifically to make the transaction of DHI to BIZX. Logan Abbott, one of the owners of BIZX, says the site Foss Force Slashdot it remains what it is and can be expected no drastic changes in the short term at the tech site.

The slogan “News for nerds, stuff that matters” remains high priority. When asked Foss Force of Slashdot is not lost something of its former glory fallen into over the years, Abbott reports that the site monthly attracts millions of unique users. The loyal community on Slashdot, many members have already more than a dozen years entering the site, is seen by Abbott as the most important pillar. Even with the increased ‘noise’ on the internet today than when Slashdot was founded, the site has good according to Abbott managed to hold.

Despite the positive words of Abbott Foss Force from various sources that soon there will be layoffs fall on Slashdot, including employees of the site has long been best glands. Some of those jobs would be filled again, but with cheaper workers. Other jobs might disappear altogether.

It has long been plagued SourceForge Abbott is still seen as a major repository for code. The site has been times struggling to keep projects on its platform, partly due to increased competition from other GitHub, but not in the least because of the strange leaps in Sourceforge for example adware or trial software ‘tubed. This happened among other so-called “abandoned projects. Among other photo editing program GIMP was suddenly bundled with an installer from Sourceforge feature ads.

However, a reliable repository of open source projects SourceForge would again have to be both development, collaboration and distribution. Abbott said he disagreed with some of the choices made in the past regarding the revenue from SourceForge. The respective programs must be reversed as soon as possible to be a household name soon.

SourceForge must be restored to its former glory, says the CEO. This also is developing the whole way through the site overhauled, including the entire infrastructure of the site.

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