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Aug 10, 1999, 18:04 (5 Talkback[s])


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"Andover.Net (www.andover.net), the award-winning online IT network dedicated to serving the builders of the Internet, today announced the acquisition of freshmeat.net, a leading Linux software and news Web site (www.freshmeat.net). With this acquisition and the recent acquisition of Slashdot.org(TM), Andover.Net has quickly become the number one destination for the Linux and open source community. Freshmeat's visitors brings Andover.Net's total number of unique visitors to over 2.5 million per month and over 40,000,000 page impressions per month. Founder Patrick Lenz will continue control of the freshmeat.net site as well as provide direction for other Linux efforts at Andover.Net."

"Andover.Net is excited about freshmeat joining our growing Linux and IT Web network. With the freshmeat acquisition, Andover.Net continues its focus on Linux and serving the Linux community," said Bruce Twickler, president and CEO of Andover.Net. "Andover.Net, including its freshmeat and Slashdot sites, is the number one source for Linux on the Web."

"By joining Andover.Net we can extend our reach and bring Linux applications to a broader audience. Another advantage is there are so many synergies between Slashdot and freshmeat.net that when Slashdot joined Andover.Net it made a lot of sense to me to go there too," said freshmeat.net founder Patrick Lenz. "I'm happy to be a part of Andover.Net who is dedicated to the Linux community, has the technical knowledge and also the resources to allow me to add personnel to ensure the continued success and growth of freshmeat."

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