SourceForge operates many of the sites that had a huge impact on my early Open Source career, including SourceForge.net (the world's largest open source software development and distribution environment), Slashdot (the web destination that pioneered community generated content and that provided inspiration for some of the features in Drupal 1.0), ThinkGeek (my favorite online shop of cool stuff and whose t-shirts turned me into a walking Open Source
billboard evangelist), NewsForge (who published an instrumental Drupal 4.7 review), Linux.com (who published many great Drupal articles), freshmeat.net (where I publicly announced Drupal 1.0 on January 15, 2001; e.g. check this comment from 2001 on the Drupal Freshmeat page), and more. And last but not least, VA Linux's IPO (now SourceForge, Inc) helped make Linux a success, which is how I got involved with Open Source development in the first place. Fantastic news!
— Dries Buytaert
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