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Reddit News: Open-Source, Not Linux-Related

Jun 18, 2008, 14:15 (0 Talkback[s])

The Social: Conde Nast's Reddit Goes Open-Source

"Reddit, the social news site that publishing giant Conde Nast acquired in 2006, has made a big announcement: The site's code, as of Wednesday, is open source. It's been released under the Common Public Attribution License (CPAL).

"'We'll leave it to the users and see what they come up with,' co-founder Steve Huffman told CNET News.com in an interview when asked what the site expected would happen...?"

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Washington Post: What is Reddit Announcing Tomorrow? And Why Is A Penguin Involved?

"Social news website Reddit will be making an announcement at its invite-only party tomorrow in San Francisco. Invites include the image above, prominently featuring a mysterious penguin alongside the company's logo (the alien thing). So what are they getting at?

"Penguins have long been associated with the open-source OS Linux, stemming from Linus Torvalds's decision to use one as Linux's mascot (he's named Tux, and you can see him here). Could Linux somehow be involved in Reddit's announcement...?"

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