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Meet the staff: Community editor Lee Schlesinger

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Today’s a legal holiday in the US, but we like to post an entry in the blog every weekday to keep you from getting bored. I can’t promise to relieve the boredom today, because today’s entry is about me.

My public face on the site is that of the author of these blog posts. I also send out the monthly SourceForge newsletter. If you follow our Twitter feed or like our Facebook page, you’re seeing more of what I do. Recently I also began helping out on Slashdot, our sister site, posting occasional articles when regular authors are away or unavailable.

My job title deserves some explanation. When I joined the company in 2003, it was as an editor for sites that provided original content for people interested in open source and information technology – NewsForge, DevChannel, ITManagersJournal, and Linux.com. All have since shut down, except for Linux.com, which is now produced by the Linux Foundation (and still worth visiting). When I moved to SourceForge.net last year, my primary role was to foster community, so we simply combined the new and old roles into a hybrid title.

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