Slashdot, SourceForge slurped by travel publisher

Move along, nothing to see here says new owner

Slashdot and SourceForge have been offloaded by owner DHI media, which has found them a new home at a company called BizX.

The two sites were put on the chopping board in July 2015 when DHI, best known as operator of jobs board Dice, decided it stick to its knitting.

Up then, went the sign: “For Sale, one Linux-centric news aggregator and one adware-adding, GNU-disrespecting and poorly-built software repository.”

BizX, which bills itself as “Changing the Physics of Business”, appears undeterred by the sites' travails, declaring that they'll do just fine in its portfolio of properties. The company started as a travel information service and has since expanded into personal finance, business services and some technology properties.

Just what BizX plans for Slashdot and SourceForge hasn't been revealed, but both appear to be operating as usual. FOSS Force conducted a Q&A with one of BizX's owners, Logan Abbott, who just-about-promised that it will be business as usual at both sites, albeit with some steps away from SourceForge's adware-injecting ways. ®

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