Slash (weblog system)

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Slash (a backronym for Slashdot Like Automated Story-telling Homepage) is the open source collection of Perl scripts which runs Slashdot, one of the oldest and most popular collaborative weblogs around. Slash was originally written by Rob Malda, and is now maintained by Jamie McCarthy and Chris Nandor, among others. The package is often incorrectly called Slashcode, which is the name of the website and SourceForge project.

Slash is designed to be run on top of the Apache web server with mod_perl and a MySQL database for data storage and retrieval. It runs Slashdot (which has spawned many imitators, called SlashClones) and is released under the terms of the Free Software Foundation's GNU General Public License. Many other websites, such as LISNews: Library and Information Science News (http://www.lisnews.com/), use various customized versions of this software for their own web forums.

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