When Selling a Site Means Selling a Community


community-penguinsIn January, the CEO of ownCloudFrank Karlitschek, sold his network of more than 30 community sites. The same month, DHI Group, Inc. announced that it completed the sale of its Slashdot and SourceForge community-driven businesses to BIZX, LLC.

In both cases, websites weren’t the only things changing virtual hands. Entire online communities transferred to new stewards.

Recently I interviewed Karlitschek and Logan Abbott, President at SourceForge Media, LLC (the company that now owns SourceForge and Slashdot) to get a behind-the-scenes look at what happens when selling—and buying—a site means handing over online communities as part of the deal. Part 1 is my interview with Karlitschek. Read Part 2 for insight into what Abbott has planned for Slashdot and SourceForge.

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