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Linux Journal: Installing Slash for a Private Project

Feb 27, 2003, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Barry)

"The crux of the problem was the synchronous nature of the traditional department meeting was working against us. What our particular environment needed was an asynchronous medium that would allow staff to interact with one other when it suited them, to have their opinions heard and--critically--recorded, and to provide a focus for moving the Programmatic Review forward. This realization lead me to Slash.

"Most of you probably are already familiar with Slash. It is the GPLed system that runs Slashdot, the global geek news site. I rarely visit Slashdot, preferring to check Use Perl every day for gossip about Perl. Both sites, as well as many others, use the Slash system. My idea was to take Slash, install it locally and then use it in support of the department's Programmatic Review activities..."

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