SourceForge and Slashdot Have Been Sold

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by ronjor, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

    Jul 21, 2003
    Christine Hall January 28th, 2016

    Breaking News
    Editor’s note: This breaking news story was updated on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 9:54 p.m. to include reports of layoffs at Slashdot.
    Slashdot Media, which owns the popular websites SourceForge and Slashdot, has been sold to SourceForge Media, LLC, a subsidiary of web publisher BIZX, LLC. Financial terms of the sale were not revealed in the press release announcing the sale, which was published today on the website EIN News.
  2. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

    Nov 15, 2005
    USA still the best. But getting worse!
    I got this email today from [hxxp://]. Is this legit? Thanks.


    Dear Site User,

    Fair processing notice - Data Protection Act 1998

    We are writing to let you know that with effect from 27 January 2016, the Slashdot Media business, which provides online services through various web sites including and (the "Slashdot Media Services") has been purchased by SourceForge Media LLC of 1660 Logan Avenue, San Diego, California, 92113, USA ("we" or "us").

    As a result your personal data have been transferred to us and will be used in connection with the continued provision of the Slashdot Media Services to you. Your personal data will continue to be processed fairly and lawfully in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 for the same purposes as those it was originally collected by Dice Career Solutions Inc and/or eFinancialCareers Limited including to:

    * continue to provide you with information (by electronic means or otherwise) about other services we offer that are similar to those that you have already received or enquired about;
    * carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
    * provide you with the information and services you request from us;
    * tell you about changes to the Slashdot Media Services; and
    * ensure that the content made available through the Slashdot Media Services is presented in the most effective manner for you and your device.

    Further information on how your personal data may be processed, who it may be disclosed to and how it will be stored can be found in the Slashdot Media Services privacy policy available at:

    You can ask us to stop processing your personal data or contacting you for marketing purposes at any time.
    * For, please contact us at
    * For Slashdot, please contact us at
    * For FreeCode, please contact us at
    * For, please contact us at

    Please let us know if you have any queries.
    Yours sincerely,
    Logan Abbott
    The team at SourceForge Media LLC"

    CHEFKOCH Registered Member

    Aug 29, 2014