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Article from Issue 204/2017

In the news: Reddit closing doors to open source, VMware brings its cloud to AWS, Gnome celebrates its 20th birthday, SQL Server comes to RHEL; OpenShift comes to Azure, and FDA recalls nearly half a million pacemakers over security concerns. 

Reddit Closing Doors to Open Source

Reddit, the peanut gallery of the Internet, reported in a blog post that it is shutting down their open source repository on GitHub: "We're archiving reddit/reddit and reddit/reddit-mobile which are playing an increasingly small role in day to day development at Reddit. We'd like to thank everyone who has been involved in this over the years."

Reddit was open source in 2008, roughly 10 years ago, when it was a new company, because they wanted the source code of their product to be available as open source.

However, as the company grew, they found it difficult to keep up with their open source code, and their GitHub repo had not been updated for a long time. The company provided many reasons behind "doing a bad job of keeping their open-source product repos up to date."


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