Reddit is killing off access to its main source code, because open source is bad for competition

Nine years after going open source, Reddit is archiving the source code for its website and mobile apps. The source code will still be accessible, but will no longer be updated — Reddit cites concerns about competition as one of the reasons for the change in direction. But Reddit is not completely turning its back on open source. While it will no longer be possible to access the full source code, it will still be possible to access a limited number of small codebases — such as baseplate, rollingpin and mcsauna. The site says, “those who have been paying attention… [Continue Reading]

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