Reddit Goes Open Source

Filed as News on June 23, 2008 2:34 am

Good decision, if you ask me.

All reddit code is licensed under the Common Public Attribution License, which is basically the Mozilla license with a handful of changes. Specifically, the CPAL stipulates that when running reddit’s code publicly, any changes to the code must be made available publicly and the site must make clear that it is running reddit code.

Check out code.reddit.com for more, the blog post from which the above quote was taken, and the Reddit alien’s explanation to why they are doing this:

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  1. Reddit goes open source | Mr HappyJune 24, 2008 at 4:57 am

    Your words are your own, so be nice and helpful if you can. If this is the first time you're posting a comment, it might go into moderation. Don't worry, it's not lost, so there's no need to repost it! We accept clean XHTML in comments, but don't overdo it please.

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