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CNET News.com: Andover.net scoops up seminal Slashdot site

Jun 29, 1999, 16:36 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Slashdot.org, the high-traffic, 'news for nerds' Web site that has become the meeting place for Linux advocates and the open source movement, has been acquired by Andover.net, a site devoted to news and tools for Internet developers.

Slashdot's content won't change under the new management, said founder Rob Malda, who will continue to run the site. Andover.net will bring new hardware and an advertising sales force and will benefit from the advertising revenue from Slashdot, said Andover.net chief executive Bruce Twickler."

"The acquisition is another demonstration of the transformation in recent months of the upstart Linux operating system and of open source software from a serious hobby to a serious business proposition."

"Discussion sites for Linux have been all the rage. VA Linux Systems links to Linux Today discussion sites for its Linux.com portal, and Red Hat repackages Slashdot and other sites for its Linux Index portal site."

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