"Sources close to the deal say that the deal was made
because, -- an all too familiar story these days -- the company
needed the money. SourceForge, had, in addition to its well-known
open-source eponymous code Web site, been in the media business. In
December 2008, however, the company laid off the bulk of its
NewsForge editorial staff. NewsForge was hosted at Linux.com. The
Linux.com site then became something of a placeholder site, which
held only a discussion forum.
"SourceForge had announced, on January 1st, 2009, that: "Many of
you have commented that our NewsVac section hasn't been refreshed
since the middle of last month. Others have noticed that our story
volume has dropped off. Changes are coming to Linux.com, and until
they arrive, you won't see any new stories on the site.""
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