freshmeat has been renamed to Freecode. This article has all the info.

About Freecode

Freecode maintains the Web's largest index of Linux, Unix and cross-platform software, and mobile applications. Thousands of applications, which are preferably released under an open source license, are meticulously cataloged in the Freecode database, and links to new applications are added daily. Each entry provides a description of the software, links to download it and to obtain more information, and a history of the project's releases, so readers can keep up-to-date on the latest developments.

Freecode is the first stop for Linux users hunting for the software they need for work or play. It is continuously updated with the latest developments from the "release early, release often" community. In addition to providing news on new releases, Freecode offers a variety of original content on technical, political, and social aspects of software and programming, written by both Freecode readers and Free Software luminaries. The comment board attached to each page serves as a home for spirited discussion, bug reports, and technical support. An essential resource for serious developers, Freecode makes it possible to keep up on who's doing what, and what everyone else thinks of it.

About Geeknet, Inc.

Geeknet media and e-commerce web sites connect millions of influential technology professionals and enthusiasts each day. Combining user-developed content, online marketplaces and e-commerce, Geeknet is the global technology community’s nexus for information exchange, goods for geeks, and open source software distribution and services. The network of web sites enables advertisers to efficiently reach a large, highly qualified audience of buyers. Geeknet’s network serves more than 38 million unique visitors each month from around the world.*

It includes top web sites, like, the world’s largest open source software development and distribution environment; Slashdot, the web destination that pioneered community generated content; and ThinkGeek, the online bazaar that features cool stuff for techno-enthusiasts. Other sites in the network, include: Freecode. Geeknet’s unique combination of user-developed content, clever e-commerce and online marketplaces make it the most trusted, credible venue for dialogue and exchange with the global technology community.

*Source: Google Analytics and Omniture, September 2009.


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