Reddit Gives Power to the Community, Goes Open Source

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Company Seeks to Invigorate Social News Industry by Enabling Anyone to Download, Modify Its Code

- Reddit, the source for what's new and popular online, has gone open source, meaning the code behind the popular social news site is now available to the public for download. The move comes as part of reddit's continued effort to be as open and transparent with its users as possible and follows the company's recent move to allow users to create their own reddits.

Additional details can be found on the reddit blog at: http://blog.reddit.com/2008/06/reddit-goes-open-source.html
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