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Interview with Jeff Bates of SourceForge.net, Slashdot, and the OSTG
Jeff Bates's experience in developing and managing SourceForge.net and Slashdot communities sheds light on encouraging the interest of participants in the open

ostg  SourceForge.net, Slashdot, and the OSTG Introduction Jeff Bates is the Vice President of Editorial Operations for the Open Source Technology Group (OSTG). Jeff's views on encouraging successful open source communities come based in his hands-on experience as co-founder and Executive Editor of Slashdot.org —one of the most active and renowned communities existing on-line—as well as his responsibility in overseeing the SourceForge.net community. SourceForge.net is an unbelievably large open source

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