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DHI Group, Inc. Statement on Plans to Sell Slashdot Media

DHI Group, Inc., parent company of Slashdot and SourceForge, has announced that it plans to sell its Slashdot Media business, which includes the Slashdot and SourceForge sites. The reason for this decision is that the Slashdot Media business no longer aligns with the broader DHI strategy, which has been refined to focus on providing digital recruitment tools and services to connect employers and recruiters with talent in multiple professional communities.

With Slashdot's and SourceForge's established positions, iconic brands, and loyal and passionate followings of technology professionals in the Open Source community, DHI Group believes Slashdot Media will ultimately have greater opportunity to capitalize on its brand equity and unique assets -- and, therefore be able to realize greater success -- as part of a business that is focused primarily on media and software solutions.

Today's announcement does not change our product roadmap or any of our priorities towards the community or clients, and we will continue to stay focused to deliver on commitments made to our community and clients. The company is committed to ensuring that the transition is seamless and transparent to its community and clients, while working to maintain high levels of quality as it does today. Slashdot and SourceForge will continue their strategy of providing relevant content and services while continually striving to improve the experience for their communities.
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DHI Announces Search For a New Owner For Slashdot Media

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  • I'll give you, like, five bucks.

    Can you make change?

    • Five bucks? Is that all? Well... oh, okay, I'll take Slashdot off your hands for that. At least I can get a bus home now.

  • Jesus, Slashdot is being passed around like a teen hooker at a frat party. :(
  • Considering the reputation of both sites has basically plummeted of late, who will actually buy it?
  • What i really see, is that dice doesn't like the real politick of slashdot, so why not just sell it back to its community.

    The community would be a much better steward for it, than its current bean counter business administrators.

    The voting shares would be owned by the participants of the crowdfunding campaign.

  • by psyclone ( 187154 ) on Tuesday July 28, 2015 @08:24PM (#50201183)

    What's funny to me is, I liked the "Dice Jobs in your area" side-bar (before it was recently removed).

    It's interesting to see what jobs are available in my area, without hunting for them, especially if I'm not actively searching for a job. The original idea of Dice/DHI buying Slashdot Media seemed logical to me: lets connect all these tech folk with competing employers; a win for everyone.

    Unfortunately StackOverflow does their job matching MUCH better, mostly due to the nature of measuring skilled volunteers with quantified "karma" in select knowledge domains. I don't see how DHI can compete with LinkedIn (their scale) nor StackOverflow (their data). If I was hiring a DBA, I would totally go to SO where my pool of applicants are already vetted based on their posts.

    Also unfortunately GitHub does code hosting MUCH better than SourceForge, mostly due to SF not improving anything for the last 10 years. (And no one likes bundling anything in their downloads, so hopefully the new owner will end that horrible practice, or just shut SF.net down.)

    Long time reader of /. and I still love the content. Hopefully it lives on!

    • if they'd not attached the giant ... lets suck all the cash we can out of these suckers .... pump to both properties, it may not have turned into the toxic wasteland they made it

  • Yay. /. has gone *way* downhill since DHI acquired them. I say clear out many of the current crew and make it great again.
  • the site and sourceforge are now that tainted because of the ineptitude of DHI, they'd be lucky to get scrap value on the servers its hosted on

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