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SourceForge: The end can't come too soon

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Fifteen years ago, the deep tech side of the Internet was a vastly different place. Geek news aggregator Slashdot was the place to go for all the latest IT and open source news and discussion, and SourceForge was the spot for open source project hosting and distribution. Much like MySpace, it seemed that these two stalwarts of the open source community would reign forever.

Much like MySpace today, these two sites now live mainly on the margins, and at least in the case of SourceForge, that's been of its own doing.

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