Type of site
|Available in||English only|
|Created by||Patrick Lenz (scoop)|
|Current status||Unmaintained archive|
Freecode, formerly Freshmeat, is a website owned by BIZX, Inc. It helped people find software and keep track of the latest releases and updates. Among other things, the site also hosted user reviews and discussions. A majority of the software covered is open source for Unix-like systems, although Freecode also covered releases of closed-source, commercial and cross-platform software on Mac OS X and handhelds. Freecode was notable for its age, having started in 1997 as the first web-based aggregator of software releases.
Purportedly as a result of low traffic levels, the site is no longer being updated as of June 18, 2014. Because many of the linked software projects are otherwise difficult to find, the site contents have been kept online. After Open Source Initiative co-founder Eric S. Raymond called for a replacement, freshcode.club was created and is accepting submissions. However, Open Hub also lists open source projects and already offers more information on projects than Freecode.
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- "Dice Holdings buys Geeknet websites for $20M". 2012-09-18. Retrieved 2014-09-01.
- "Slashdot, SourceForge, FreeCode sold to jobs site company". 2012-09-18. Retrieved 2014-09-01.
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- "Replacing freecode: a proposal". 2014-06-21. Retrieved 2014-09-01.
- "Freshcode.club wants to replace Freecode". 2014-08-04. Retrieved 2014-09-01.
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